noun Informal.

Origin of dorm

First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of dorm

Historical Examples of dorm

  • Or maybe father would let us borrow the money and stay at the dorm.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston

  • For instance, I happen to know that Wyatt breaks out of his dorm.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Probably Wain will want to see you, and tell you all about things, which is your dorm.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • “Drop in at my office before you go to the dorm for the night,” she said.

  • "And you'd better get over to your dorm right away," Strong continued.

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for dorm



informal short for dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dorm

1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.

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