[bed-room, -roo m]


a room furnished and used for sleeping.


concerned mainly with love affairs or sex: The movie is a typical bedroom comedy.
sexually inviting; amorous: bedroom eyes.
inhabited largely by commuters: a bedroom community.

Origin of bedroom

First recorded in 1580–90; bed + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bedroom

chamber, cubicle, bedchamber

Examples from the Web for bedroom

Contemporary Examples of bedroom

Historical Examples of bedroom

  • Dick, vaguely conscious of damp and dirt, went up to his bedroom.


    William J. Locke

  • But the left has a sitting-room and bedroom, with a bathroom between the two.

  • "Oh, I'm wise—I'm wise," Aggie nodded, as she hurried out toward her bedroom.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Mary dismissed Garson presently, and betook herself to her bedroom for a nap.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • His quick mind had grasped the fact that it was the girl's bedroom he had taken.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for bedroom



a room furnished with beds or used for sleeping
(modifier) containing references to sexa bedroom comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bedroom

also bed-room, 1610s, from bed (n.) + room. Slightly earlier in a sense "sleeping space" (1580s). Replaced earlier bedchamber (late 14c.). First record of slang bedroom eyes is from 1901.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper