- a wardrobe or its contents.
- a private room, as a bedroom.
- (in medieval architecture) a latrine or privy.
Origin of garderobe
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French: literally, (it) keeps clothing
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Examples from the Web for garderobe
In the chamber above Marys, where Darnley lay, there were also a cabinet and a garderobe.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
We left our umbrellas at a garderobe; its business that day was a thriving one.Franz Liszt
On our way down to the Garderobe, where every one checks one's things for the fee of twenty pfennigs (five cents), we met Mr. B——.An American Girl in Munich
Mabel W. Daniels
Here, in the throng, Olga of the garderobe met him, and laid a trembling hand on his arm.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The western chamber has in its north-west angle a latrine, or garderobe, in the thickness of the wall.Memorials of Old London
- a wardrobe or the contents of a wardrobe
- a bedroom or private room
- a privy
C14: from French, from garder to keep + robe dress, clothing; see wardrobe
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Word Origin and History for garderobe
early 14c., from Old French garderobe (Old North French warderobe; see wardrobe).
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