safe space

[ seyf speys ]
/ ˈseɪf ˈspeɪs /


a place that provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for a person or group of people, especially a place where people can freely express themselves without fear of prejudice, negative judgment, etc.: a safe space for single moms to share their experiences.

Nearby words

  1. safe haven,
  2. safe house,
  3. safe period,
  4. safe seat,
  5. safe sex,
  6. safe surfing,
  7. safe-blower,
  8. safe-breaker,
  9. safe-conduct,
  10. safe-deposit

Origin of safe space

First recorded in 2005–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019