Definitions

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

  • noun A tall piece of furniture typically having drawers on one side and space for hanging clothes on the other.

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  • noun A piece of furniture consisting of a wardrobe combined with a chest of drawers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[chiffo(nier) + (ward)robe.]

Examples

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  • See comment on chiffarobe, which I think is a misspelling. (I didn't check every single dictionary...)

    October 22, 2007

  • The first time I heard this word I was watching "To Kill a Mockingbird".

    Mayella Ewell in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962): "I was sittin' on the porch, and he come along. Uh, there's this old chifforobe in the yard, and I-I said, 'You come in here, boy, and bust up this chifforobe, and I'll give you a nickel.'"

    August 30, 2018