roomie

or room·y

[roo-mee, roo m-ee]
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noun Informal.


Origin of roomie

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening and alteration

roomy

2
[roo-mee, roo m-ee]

noun, plural room·ies. Informal.

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British Dictionary definitions for roomies

roomy

adjective roomier or roomiest

having ample room; spacious
Derived Formsroomily, adverbroominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roomies

roomy

adj.

"roomsome," 1620s, from room (n.) + -y (2). Related: Roominess.

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