roomy

1
[ roo-mee, room-ee ]
/ ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i /

adjective, room·i·er, room·i·est.

affording ample room; spacious; large.

Nearby words

  1. roomful,
  2. roomie,
  3. rooming house,
  4. rooming-in,
  5. roommate,
  6. rooney,
  7. roorback,
  8. roose,
  9. roosevelt,
  10. roosevelt corollary

Origin of roomy

1
First recorded in 1615–25; room + -y1

Related formsroom·i·ly, adverbroom·i·ness, noun

roomy

2
[ roo-mee, roo m-ee ]
/ ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i /

noun, plural room·ies. Informal.

roomie

or room·y

[ roo-mee, roo m-ee ]
/ ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i /

noun Informal.

Origin of roomie

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

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British Dictionary definitions for roomy

roomy

/ (ˈruːmɪ, ˈrʊmɪ) /

adjective roomier or roomiest

having ample room; spacious
Derived Formsroomily, adverbroominess, noun

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Word Origin and History for roomy

roomy

adj.

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

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