[ gahrd-rohb ]
/ ˈgɑrdˌroʊb /


a wardrobe or its contents.
a private room, as a bedroom.
(in medieval architecture) a latrine or privy.

Origin of garderobe

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French: literally, (it) keeps clothing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for garderobe


/ (ˈɡɑːdˌrəʊb) /

noun archaic

a wardrobe or the contents of a wardrobe
a bedroom or private room
a privy

Word Origin for garderobe

C14: from French, from garder to keep + robe dress, clothing; see wardrobe
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Word Origin and History for garderobe


early 14c., from Old French garderobe (Old North French warderobe; see wardrobe).

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