American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chamber for storing clothes; a wardrobe.
- n. The contents of a wardrobe.
- n. Archaic A private chamber.
- From Middle French garderobe, from garder ("to keep") + robe ("robe, dress"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French : garder, to keep; see guard + robe, robe; see robe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Across Europe, by the middle of the Middle Ages, a new room called a garderobe, originally a French word meaning a room to keep clothes in, could be found in all the more modern castles and homes.”
“Gee, Ben, I thought "garderobe" is where you lived. these until today.”
“You were right underneath the castle's garderobe," they say, going on to explain how the neat little hiding place would once have been knee-deep in poo.”
“Several more volumes abruptly vanished into the locked caskets in the garderobe.”
“May 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm an a garderobe uv gawdiness!”
“So wrecky that they'd even make Princess Buttercup lock herself in the castle garderobe and wail.”
“A silkworm, therefore, is not made to cover my legs, exactly as your mouth is made for eating, and another part of your person for the “garderobe.””
“Despite the persistent rain, which made the summer dig more difficult, the team managed to excavate into the ditch surrounding the castle, where they uncovered the medieval garderobe, or latrine, of the castle.”
“I am sure that even in your own garderobe you have things like: tight jeans pants, miniskirts, tube tops, belly shirts, tank tops, bikinis, and an evening dress or two.”
“Towards the end of the evening, when the entertainers were in full song, she had excused herself, saying that she had to visit the garderobe.”
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