[ dawr-mat, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌmæt, ˈdoʊr- /


a mat, usually placed before a door or other entrance, for people arriving to wipe their shoes on before entering.
a person who is the habitual object of abuse or humiliation by another.

Origin of doormat

First recorded in 1655–65; door + mat1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doormat

/ (ˈdɔːˌmæt) /


a mat, placed at the entrance to a building, for wiping dirt from shoes
informal a person who offers little resistance to ill-treatment by others
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