a bed constructed so that it can be folded or swung into a closet.
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Origin of Murphy bed
1920–25; named after William L. Murphy (1876–1959), American inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for murphy bed
US and Canadian a bed designed to be folded or swung into a cabinet when not in use
Word Origin for Murphy bed
C20: named after William Murphy, US inventor
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