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Origin of bedchamber

First recorded in 1325–75, bedchamber is from the Middle English word bedchaumbre. See bed, chamber Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of bedchamber

  • The Shadow which lurks in every bridal lamp had become the Spectre of the bedchamber.

    Bride of the Mistletoe

    James Lane Allen

  • A month has elapsed,—and we stand in the bedchamber of Sir John Chester.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • I went into the Queen's bedchamber, but did not find my mother there.

    Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete

    Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre

  • Madame Beattie did not apologise for giving audience in her bedchamber.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • In Heaven's name, what think ye of getting him made a lady of the bedchamber?

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for bedchamber


  1. an archaic word for bedroom
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Word Origin and History for bedchamber

also bed-chamber, mid-14c., from bed (n.) + chamber.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper