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dorm

[ dawrm ]

noun

, Informal.


dorm

/ dɔːm /

noun

  1. informal.
    short for dormitory


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dorm1

First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

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Example Sentences

Many blame skyrocketing costs on the luxurious dorms and gyms that colleges have recently used to attract tuition-paying students.

We made that sacrifice so we could afford my youngest daughter’s dorm in college.

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During 32 months at the Farmville detention center in Virginia, Kevin had held on through threats from dorm mates, protests about conditions that ended in guards using pepper spray, an outbreak of mumps and long periods of isolation.

Lewis said housing stability is a concern for those who are couch-surfing, living in transitional housing or back with family due to college dorm closures during the winter break.

The Class of 2021 was given just 12 weeks in the dorms, stretching from the end of August to mid-November.

I began walking right, towards my dorm, when I realized I needed to go to the hospital.

I answered his questions perfunctorily, begging off that I was soon to return to my dorm, as I was tired.

We lived in a coed dorm, with the first and third floors housing the young men, and the second floor housing the girls.

He was kept in a dorm-like building, which has also been reported in other allegations.

I never owned a copy but I knew people who did, and we spent hours in dorm rooms trying to decipher what was on it.

I slept at the halfway house, sharing a dorm with a bunch of actual criminals, gang kids and druggie kids, a couple of real nuts.

"You shouldn't have bought a ticket to the wrong station," said the dorm master, somewhat amusedly.

The thing that started me off was Hoofy Gilbert coming across the dorm hall with a letter in his hand.

Supposing you go to Weevil and tell him straight out that you weren't in your dorm last night, but with me.

En quince das con sus quince noches (pues no dorm ni repos un momento20 en medio mes), asombraos!

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