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IKEA

What does IKEA mean?

IKEA is the name of a popular Scandinavian-founded, worldwide furniture store. The acronym that makes up the name stands for Ingvar Kamprad (the founder's name), Elmtaryd (the farm where the founder grew up), and Agunnaryd (the founder's hometown).

Related words:

  • big-box store

Who uses IKEA?

For example

A small child attempted to steal my toy shark while at IKEA

@Nerdgirltv, November, 2017

Weirdly excited about the new IKEA in the city for someone who can't even afford lunch let alone furniture

@SankiAnkita, November, 2017

Though only fifteen or so people attended the unveiling of Markerad, thousands more tuned in on IKEA’s website. Never before had IKEA lifted the curtain on its design process, giving shoppers (and potentially competitors) an opportunity to see their half-finished prototypes.

Jacob Gallagher, The Wall Street Journal, May, 2018

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