[shif-uh-rohb, shif-rohb]


a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes.

Also chif·fe·robe, chiff·robe [shif-rohb] /ˈʃɪf roʊb/.

Origin of chifforobe

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; chiffo(nier) + (ward)robe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for chifferobe

also chifforobe; "article of furniture having drawers as well as space for hanging clothes," c.1917, from merger of chiffonier + wardrobe (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper