Definition of chifforobe in English:

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chifforobe

Pronunciation: /ˈSHifəˌrōb/

noun

US
A piece of furniture with drawers on one side and hanging space on the other.
Example sentences
  • Their huge truck was loaded with blankets for wrapping my old chifforobes and dressers and chairs.
  • Their wall beds are encased in solid wood frames, similar in appearance to the chifforobes of days gone by.
  • Some chifforobes combine drawers and shelving, so that some items are on display while others are put away.

Origin

Early 20th century: blend of chiffonier and wardrobe.

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Syllabification: chif·fo·robe

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