Definition of garderobe in English:


Line breaks: garde|robe
Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːdrəʊb


  • 1A toilet in a medieval building.
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    • For three days Kieran left the bed only to hobble down the hallway to the garderobe, leaning heavily on Michael's arm, shuffling in the remnants of his torn leather shoes.
    • People used to hang their clothes in a garderobe, a small room over the upper opening of the dross shoot, because the ammonia from urine used to kill lice,’ he said.
    • Five fragments of shaped animal gut were discovered during the excavation of the garderobe of the keep at Dudley Castle, which had been filled in in 1647.
  • 1.1A wardrobe or small storeroom in a medieval building.
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    • After ushering me to the garderobe, she escorted me to one of several free tables.
    • He threw open the garderobe on the far wall and began riffling through it.
    • Even Tallis was unable to keep away, secreting himself inside a garderobe.


late Middle English: French, from garder 'to keep' + robe 'robe, dress'; compare with wardrobe.

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