Definition of doormat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːmat/


1A mat placed in a doorway, on which people can wipe their shoes on entering a building.
Example sentences
  • The group is looking at manufacturing doormats and shoe soles out of recycled footwear.
  • Those seeking to look beyond outfits can look at cotton doormats, dhurries, aprons, gloves and dining tablemats - some of the many kitchen accessories that are on display.
  • Finally, you'll need a small rag or doormat to clean your shoes if you're bouldering outdoors.
1.1A submissive person who allows others to dominate them: to put up with such treatment you must be either a saint or a doormat
More example sentences
  • And we must not, under any circumstance, allow ourselves to become a doormat for the other person.
  • If you let yourself be treated as a doormat, then people will treat you as a doormat.
  • If your parents are nice people who do not assert themselves, no doubt you will grow up to be one of life's doormats.

Words that rhyme with doormat


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