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cloakroom

[ klohk-room, -room ]
/ ˈkloʊkˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
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noun

a room in which outer garments, hats, umbrellas, etc., may be left temporarily, as in a club, restaurant, etc.; checkroom.
a room adjacent to a legislative chamber or legislative room, where legislators may leave their coats, relax, or engage in informal conversation.
British.
  1. a bathroom; a public rest room.
  2. a baggage room, as at a railway station, where packages and luggage may be left temporarily or checked through to one's destination.

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Origin of cloakroom

First recorded in 1850–55; cloak + room
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British Dictionary definitions for cloakroom

cloakroom
/ (ˈkləʊkˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a room in which hats, coats, luggage, etc, may be temporarily deposited
British a euphemistic word for lavatory
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