roomette

[ roo-met, roo- ]
/ ruˈmɛt, rʊ- /

noun

a small private compartment in the sleeping car of a train, usually for one person, containing its own washroom facilities and a bed that folds against the wall when not in use.
any small room, especially one used solely for study or sleeping.
a private room connected to a box at a sports stadium or arena and used for entertaining guests.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. room mother,
  2. room service,
  3. room temperature,
  4. room-and-pillar,
  5. roomer,
  6. roomful,
  7. roomie,
  8. rooming house,
  9. rooming-in,
  10. roommate

Origin of roomette

First recorded in 1935–40; room + -ette

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for roomette

roomette

/ (ruːˈmɛt, rʊˈmɛt) /

noun

US and Canadian a self-contained compartment in a railway sleeping car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012