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cloakroom

[klohk-room, -roo m] /ˈkloʊkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room in which outer garments, hats, umbrellas, etc., may be left temporarily, as in a club, restaurant, etc.; checkroom.
2.
a room adjacent to a legislative chamber or legislative room, where legislators may leave their coats, relax, or engage in informal conversation.
3.
British.
  1. a bathroom; a public rest room.
  2. a baggage room, as at a railway station, where packages and luggage may be left temporarily or checked through to one's destination.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; cloak + room
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British Dictionary definitions for cloak-room

cloakroom

/ˈkləʊkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room in which hats, coats, luggage, etc, may be temporarily deposited
2.
(Brit) a euphemistic word for lavatory
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Word Origin and History for cloak-room
n.

also cloakroom, 1852, from cloak (n.) + room (n.).

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