[ bed-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈbɛdˌrum, -ˌrʊm /


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.

Nearby words

  1. bedrail,
  2. bedrid,
  3. bedridden,
  4. bedrock,
  5. bedroll,
  6. bedroom slipper,
  7. beds,
  8. bedsheet,
  9. bedside,
  10. bedside manner

Origin of bedroom

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bedroom


/ (ˈbɛdˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /


a room furnished with beds or used for sleeping
(modifier) containing references to sexa bedroom comedy
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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