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sofa

[ soh-fuh ]
/ ˈsoʊ fə /
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noun

a long, upholstered couch with a back and two arms or raised ends.

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Origin of sofa

1615–25; <Turkish <Arabic ṣuffah platform used as a seat
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British Dictionary definitions for sofa

sofa
/ (ˈsəʊfə) /

noun

an upholstered seat with back and arms for two or more people

Word Origin for sofa

C17 (in the sense: dais upholstered as a seat): from Arabic suffah
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