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easy chair

an upholstered armchair for lounging.
Obsolete. wing chair.
Origin of easy chair
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for easy-chair
Historical Examples
  • She has deposited the old man in that easy-chair for a doze, I fancy.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Mr. Harling had a desk in his bedroom, and his own easy-chair by the window, in which no one else ever sat.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Gillingham looked up from his easy-chair with a superior smile. '

    Blood Royal Grant Allen
  • Starmidge gave his visitor a drink and dropped into his own easy-chair again.

    The Chestermarke Instinct J. S. Fletcher
  • He greets them with a nod and goes straight to the easy-chair, where he sits down.

    Plays--First Series August Strindberg
  • She sinks upon the sofa, and indicates with her fan an easy-chair at one end of it.

    Five O'Clock Tea W. D. Howells
  • He plunged into an easy-chair in the library, and tried to read all the magazines.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • She watched him in silence, leaning against the back of the easy-chair.

  • Passmore seated himself in an easy-chair and accepted the cigar which his host himself selected for him.

    The Yellow Crayon E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Stralenheim has fallen asleep near the fire in his easy-chair.

British Dictionary definitions for easy-chair

easy chair

a comfortable upholstered armchair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for easy-chair

easy chair


1707, from easy + chair (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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