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chained_bear commented on the word chiffarobe
Yes, I agree--there are at least three reasonable spellings for this word, and all of them look right. I think "chiffo-" also makes sense if you think of "chiffon."
October 22, 2007
sionnach commented on the word chiffarobe
Given the portmanteau etymology, chifforobe does seem most defensible. But I have only ever seen it spelled chiffarobe.
Isn't this word spelled chifforobe? Also, looking it up to check the spelling, I discovered it's a portmanteau of chiffonier and wardrobe, which is pretty cool! (p.s. I always thought it was spelled chifferobe!)