[ koht-room, -room ]

Origin of coatroom

First recorded in 1865–70; coat + room

Words Nearby coatroom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coatroom in a sentence

  • Out in the coatroom Dick snatched his hat from the nail as though he were in haste to get away.

  • A facetious fellow-member had given Boone a nickname out of Kipling in coatroom small-talk, and the title had stuck.

    The Tempering | Charles Neville Buck
  • The federalist members were released from the coatroom and sadly walked home.

    The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom | Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Not to seem to spy upon her, Weatheral made his way back though the coatroom without disclosing himself.

    The Lovely Lady | Mary Austin
  • When they did venture, tables got in their way, and they sought to cover embarrassment by heavy jocularity at the coatroom.

    Babbitt | Sinclair Lewis