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bedroom

[bed-room, -roo m] /ˈbɛdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room furnished and used for sleeping.
adjective
2.
concerned mainly with love affairs or sex:
The movie is a typical bedroom comedy.
3.
sexually inviting; amorous:
bedroom eyes.
4.
inhabited largely by commuters:
a bedroom community.
Origin of bedroom
1580-1590
1580-90; bed + room
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  • Ulyth and Lizzie Lonsdale were sitting cosily in the latter's bedroom.

  • The colonel passed into his bedroom and took off his coat and vest.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Who can describe what took place in the darkness of the bedroom?

  • Max Mainz came fully into the bedroom, his grin still wider.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • There was a large canful of water in my bedroom, and I ran in at once to fetch it.

    The Queen of Hearts Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for bedroom

bedroom

/ˈbɛdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room furnished with beds or used for sleeping
2.
(modifier) containing references to sex: a bedroom comedy
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Word Origin and History for bedroom
n.

also bed-room, 1610s, from bed (n.) + room. Slightly earlier in a sense "sleeping space" (1580s). Replaced earlier bedchamber (late 14c.). First record of slang bedroom eyes is from 1901.

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