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[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
adjective, roomier, roomiest.
affording ample room; spacious; large.
Origin of roomy1
1615-25; room + -y1
Related forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
capacious, generous, ample, extensive.


[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
noun, plural roomies. Informal.
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  • The roomy table at one end of the living room makes hosting meals easy.
  • Our car is roomy, but not for packing a full-bore campsite.
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  • It will have a full kitchen and bathroom, a loft big enough to sleep in, and a roomy living area with a vaulted ceiling.
  • roomy walkways and designer displays have replaced dreary row after row of clothes racks.
  • They worry that audiences will decline if racing becomes an orderly procession around a roomy track.
British Dictionary definitions for roomy


/ˈruːmɪ; ˈrʊmɪ/
adjective roomier, roomiest
having ample room; spacious
Derived Forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roomy

"roomsome," 1620s, from room (n.) + -y (2). Related: Roominess.

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