easy chair


an upholstered armchair for lounging.
Obsolete. wing chair.

Origin of easy chair

First recorded in 1700–10
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Historical Examples of easy chair

  • Next there's my bed for me, and your easy-chair for you, and the fire for us both!

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • There stood her easy-chair, there her bed, there the old bureau.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • Sydney Barnes, with his hands in his pockets, flung himself into an easy-chair.

    The Avenger

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Then, when he was made comfortable in the easy-chair, it was another grievance.


    Emile Zola

  • The Baron pushed out an easy-chair for Roma and twisted his own to face it.

British Dictionary definitions for easy chair

easy chair


a comfortable upholstered armchair
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Word Origin and History for easy chair

1707, from easy + chair (n.).

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