[wair-room, -roo m]


a room in which goods are stored or are displayed for sale.

Origin of wareroom

First recorded in 1805–15; ware1 + room
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Examples from the Web for wareroom

Historical Examples of wareroom

  • He stumbled along to a corner of the wareroom where he slumped on a keg of nails.

  • The spout runs from the ground-floor to the wareroom at the top of the house.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • The station was the top of a sort of wareroom for all kinds of railroad junk.

  • It may be a large room in a private house or the wareroom of some Christian merchant cleared for the occasion.

  • It was evident that the fire had originated in one of the upper floors, for there was no light in the wareroom.

    Fighting the Flames

    R.M. Ballantyne