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[dawrm] /dɔrm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of dorm
1895-1900; by shortening Unabridged
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  • On the first day of college, she throws herself into a screaming panic that frightens her dorm mates.
  • Or maybe it was a hotel room, office or college dorm.
  • Living in a dorm doesn't put the kibosh on your first adventures in cooking.
  • Your average college dorm provides more space and better food.
  • Visiting scholars sharing the dorm with students include a resident monk, who has led terrace meditations.
  • His face adorns t-shirts, tote bags and dorm-room walls.
  • He has, hilariously, been inviting candidates for interviews in his dorm room.
  • Collecting snow from outside, he built a snowman in the middle of the dorm.
  • Perhaps sharing a dorm with a future executive tells you something about his or her character.
  • Now the office cubicle is the new dorm: same hair, same clothes, even nearly the same hours.
British Dictionary definitions for dorm


(informal) short for dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dorm

1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.

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