Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of chifforobe.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • First, chiffarobe, which is a Sears and Robuck mashup of chiffonier and wardrobe.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • I scolded that bad Puck yet again and confined him in the chiffarobe.

    Fear and Loathing in Lancaster, Part Two: The Wrath of God

  • Better get back to bussin' up dat chiffarobe an makin' sum sour mash.

    Laissez-Fairing: Rules vs. Aerodynamics

  • July 15, 2008 at 6:29 am oo, datz funnee. my mama had (prolly still duz in sum chiffarobe) a nalligator purse (& machine shoos, 0′ course), adn i wuz skeered ov it win i was teh little cuz i thot it wood bite me! sumfin about the way it snapped shut…

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  • Wow ... that is so kind of you, Julie ... but I'm not sure I get your angle - do you need someone to * bust up a chiffarobe?

    How to Win Friends and Influence People (at a dinner party)

  • P.S. Also worth noting is the scene where one of the weeds tries to bust up a chiffarobe for a hot house flower, but ends up in hot water as a result!

    Reviewing Hot House Flowers

  • The beds in both bedrooms, the dressing sets, the chiffarobe.

    Denver

  • My favorite granny words were (are): davenport (sofa, couch, really) chiffarobe

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • Long story short - and yes, Troof, I'm ignoring your inane pabulum, because each and every one of your charges was addressed by parties with a direct standing in this case in 2006-7 and I've got better things to to do than try and convince some suburban chiffarobe-monitor that black people are not, in fact, to blame for the Holocaust - racism is only real when it's reverse racism, the Emancipation Proclamation forced liberty on a people unsuited for it, and naming a day and a street after Martin Luther King is unfair unless you also do it for David Duke, who struggled similarly for the constitutional rights and spiritual freedom of a long-oppressed, nationally underrepresented minority.

    Sadly, No!

  • The chiffarobe he had bought was a ramshackle; even paint wouldn’t help that.

    Denver

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  • 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

  • Given the portmanteau etymology, chifforobe does seem most defensible. But I have only ever seen it spelled chiffarobe.

    October 22, 2007

  • 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!)

    October 22, 2007