[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

Related Words for chifforobe

bureau, chest, chiffonier, dresser, highboy, lowboy, tallboy

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Historical Examples of chifforobe

  • Mrs. Sealyham, whose husband was temporarily embarrassed in Wall Street, contented herself with a Sheraton chifforobe.

    Where the Blue Begins

    Christopher Morley

  • Yes; there was drawers in that chifforobe and he also had a vanity dresser with four drawers.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy