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easy chair

an upholstered armchair for lounging.
Obsolete. wing chair.
Origin of easy chair
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He quietly took the easy chair she had motioned him to take, and she sat down too.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Nat found Mrs. Parloe sitting in an easy chair by a front window.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • She resumes her seat, and he throws himself into an easy chair which is opposite.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • He sat down in his easy chair, and signed to them to sit near him.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • He was seated in an easy chair, and fanned by a pretty slipshod girl.

    General Gordon J. Wardle
  • The father had his feet on a stool reclining in the big, easy chair.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • They all went over and stood by the crib and the easy chair.

    Three People Pansy
  • Drawing her into an easy chair, Deforrest attempted to quiet her.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Sir William, wrapped in his dressing-gown, was sitting up in an easy chair.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
British Dictionary definitions for easy chair

easy chair

a comfortable upholstered armchair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for easy chair

1707, from easy + chair (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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