[chek-room, -roo m]

Origin of checkroom

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; check1 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for checkroom

Historical Examples of checkroom

  • It's this checkroom work of his, you know, at one of them swell Fifth-ave.


    Sewell Ford

  • Mr. and Mrs. Potts obtained their wraps at the checkroom and left the building.

    Whispering Walls

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • Jerry reluctantly allowed a checkroom girl to capture his hat.

    Saboteurs on the River

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • When she came out, however, going to the checkroom, she heard the voice of Boerzell behind her.

    Two banks of the Seine

    Fernand Vandrem

British Dictionary definitions for checkroom


  1. US and Canadian a place at a railway station, airport, etc, where luggage may be left for a small charge with an attendant for safekeepingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): left-luggage office
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