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locker-room

[lok-er-room, -roo m] /ˈlɒk ərˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or suitable to conversation in a locker room; earthy or sexually explicit:
locker-room humor.
Origin of locker-room
1945-1950
1945-50

locker room

noun
1.
a room containing lockers, as in a gymnasium, factory, or school, for changing clothes and for the storage and safekeeping of personal belongings.
Origin
1890-95
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  • Arrived at the locker-room, she opened her locker and took out her wraps.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Did you see anything peculiar take place in the locker-room?

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Craig did not spend more than a minute in the gymnasium, but the locker-room he examined carefully.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • He did question them down in the locker-room, I thought perhaps for the moral effect.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • She finished, disappearing through one of the French windows that led into the locker-room.

  • "I'd like to look over the gymnasium and locker-room," suggested Craig.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • In the last week, a dozen pupils had been seriously cut or blackjacked in hall and locker-room fights.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • There was some criticism in the locker-room between halves, but Coach Driscoll found little fault, on the whole.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour

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