from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mat used in front of a bathtub or shower, as to absorb water or prevent slipping.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of bath mat.


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  • ‘It doesn’t show off your curves’ (just the ones that give him nightmares) and this one ‘Its the same colour as the bath mat’ - he LIKES the friggin bathmat.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Ladies Lounge

  • As for her biographer, our last sight of him is consistently bathetic as he leaves the sale of the duchess's effects, having successfully bid for a monogrammed bathmat.

    Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor by Hugo Vickers - review

  • SHOGREN: After just seconds of sniffing, Dixie sits down on a black bathmat lying on the floor at the head of a bunk bed.

    Extreme Fight: Dogs, Chemicals Take On Bedbugs

  • I stood stunned and dripping, soaking the bathmat.

    Living Alone

  • The day that my dad died I went out and bought a bathmat and a new lamp.

    An Interview with Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief

  • And for an extra slippery bathmat for Grover Nordquist.

    mjh's blog — 2009 — January

  • It's pretty remarkable, a flour tortilla the size of a bathmat, warmed in a machine that looks like an old-fashioned pants-presser, and filled in front of you, spoonful by spoonful, from a series of stews and condiments laid out in immaculate stainless-steel bins: rice; barbacoa beef, pork carnitas, steak or chicken; corn relish or hot salsa; black beans or pinto beans; sour cream or cheese or guacamole or sometimes all three.

    The Fast Food Revolutionary

  • I had a 24 year old who'd whiz on the bathmat just to be ornery.

    My God, It's Full Of Tweets!

  • But I'm more concerned with drowning in the shower (my last seizure occurred in a shower that was not draining properly; I felt the world go grey and hit that shower door hard, and the next thing I new I was exhausted and achy on the bathmat, water running cold behind me) or wandering out into traffic.


  • He must have shoved the bathmat against the door again.

    Tea Tree


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