dorm

[dawrm]
noun Informal.

Origin:
1895–1900; by shortening

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dorm (dɔːm)
 
n
informal short for dormitory

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Word Origin & History

dorm
1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.
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dorm
dormitory
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Example sentences
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.
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