- an upholstered armchair for lounging.
- Obsolete. wing chair.
Origin of easy chair
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for easy chair
Next there's my bed for me, and your easy-chair for you, and the fire for us both!Weighed and Wanting
There stood her easy-chair, there her bed, there the old bureau.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Sydney Barnes, with his hands in his pockets, flung himself into an easy-chair.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Then, when he was made comfortable in the easy-chair, it was another grievance.L'Assommoir
The Baron pushed out an easy-chair for Roma and twisted his own to face it.The Eternal City
- a comfortable upholstered armchair
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Word Origin and History for easy chair
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