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[dawrm] /dɔrm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of dorm
First recorded in 1895-1900; by shortening Unabridged
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  • Or maybe father would let us borrow the money and stay at the dorm.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston
  • Probably Wain will want to see you, and tell you all about things, which is your dorm.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • For instance, I happen to know that Wyatt breaks out of his dorm.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • “Drop in at my office before you go to the dorm for the night,” she said.

  • "And you'd better get over to your dorm right away," Strong continued.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for dorm


(informal) short for dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dorm

1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.

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