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  • n. A common room in a barracks or dormitory intended for the inhabitants thereof to mingle in and socialize in.


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  • The plan was to build a single storey 10-bed communal cell design with a "dayroom" formed by grouping six cells around a housing unit, thus eliminating unnecessary balconies and stairways, as well as unnecessary huge indoor circulation spaces, such as corridors and passages.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It was strange to think of them as having only 'night rooms' at the Gasthaus Freud — as opposed to Ronda Ray having her 'dayroom'; it struck me how dayrooms and night rooms were used for similar purposes.

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • A new sleeping room had been built, and an adjacent dayroom almost complete.

    Work Camp 415 GW

  • Reading them, you might wonder whether there was a WiFi hot spot in the dayroom at St. Elizabeths Hospital.

    How can the state of the union be sound if our minds are not?

  • There is also a dayroom for the girls who will work with me.

    The Dressmaker

  • Ellen and Polly were in the workshop dayroom at the back of the house in Vine Street.

    The Dressmaker

  • Lena found her there a minute later, slumped down in the piles of paper, listlessly pawing through them, disconnected and withdrawn, a mental patient in a dayroom.


  • Once upon a time, I was lounging in the dayroom when the fire alarm went off.


  • Ever since Rose had arrived as a resident, it had become traditional for several of the Caretakers Emeritis to take breakfast together in the southern dayroom.

    The Dragon’s Apprentice

  • Then he began reciting the names of every single one of 415 colors listed in a paint catalog: damson dream, dauphin, dayroom yellow, dead salmon … and on and on and on.

    Boredom Enthusiasts Discover the Pleasures of Understimulation


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  • Slang: Boring, lame, no fun.

    July 20, 2015