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roomy1

[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
adjective, roomier, roomiest.
1.
affording ample room; spacious; large.
Origin of roomy1
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; room + -y1
Related forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
Synonyms
capacious, generous, ample, extensive.

roomy2

[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
noun, plural roomies. Informal.
1.

roomie

or roomy

[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; by shortening and alteration
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Examples from the Web for roomy
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  • And yet there ought to be so much to do here; it's all so fresh and roomy and jolly.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • He stood on the hearthrug in big, roomy boots, and uttered no word of greeting.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • It was a large, roomy house, and possessed a separate entrance.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • His feet were the loaded gyves that made of the world but a roomy prison.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • It was roomy, cool, and comfortable, with a picturesqueness all its own.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
British Dictionary definitions for roomy

roomy

/ˈruːmɪ; ˈrʊmɪ/
adjective roomier, roomiest
1.
having ample room; spacious
Derived Forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roomy
adj.

"roomsome," 1620s, from room (n.) + -y (2). Related: Roominess.

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