cloak-room

cloakroom

[klohk-room, -room]
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.
a.
a bathroom; a public rest room.
b.
a baggage room, as at a railway station, where packages and luggage may be left temporarily or checked through to one's destination.

Origin:
1850–55; cloak + room

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cloakroom (ˈkləʊkˌruːm, -ˌrʊm)
 
n
1.  a room in which hats, coats, luggage, etc, may be temporarily deposited
2.  (Brit) a euphemistic word for lavatory

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