roomy

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

adjective, room·i·er, room·i·est.

affording ample room; spacious; large.

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Origin of roomy

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First recorded in 1615–25; room + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM roomy

room·i·ly, adverbroom·i·ness, noun

Definition for roomy (2 of 3)

roomy2
[ roo-mee, roo m-ee ]
/ ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i /

noun, plural room·ies. Informal.

Definition for roomy (3 of 3)

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 forms of roomy

roomily, adverbroominess, noun
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