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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French garde-robe, from garder (to keep) + robe (robe, dress); compare wardrobe.

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garderobe (plural garderobes)

  1. (historical) A storeroom or wardrobe.
  2. (historical) A lavatory, especially in a castle and built into the outer wall, with vent directly over the moat or midden.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 444:
      He splashed some tepid water on his face from the basin beside his bed and took his time squatting in the garderobe, the night air cold on his bare skin.
    • 2000, Alan Brooks-Tyreman, Jane Shuter, Kate Smith, Britain, 1066-1500, Heinemann Educational, page 30,
      In the early medieval period (1066-1300), the solution in huge stone castles was garderobes: small rooms that jutted out over the walls with a hole covered by a seat. Castle builders tried to site garderobes over a stream or a moat, but this was not always possible.
    • 2001, Paul B. Newman, Daily Life in the Middle Ages, McFarland & Company, page 144,
      Even with the seat, most garderobes in castles did not encourage long stays. [] Despite the unappealing and unsanitary nature of garderobe shafts, besieging forces on more than one occasion successfully entered castles by having men climb up the shafts.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French garde-robe

NounEdit

garderobe m (definite singular garderoben, indefinite plural garderober, definite plural garderobene)

  1. a cloakroom
  2. a dressing room, changing room, or locker room
  3. a wardrobe (the clothes a person owns)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French garde-robe

NounEdit

garderobe m (definite singular garderoben, indefinite plural garderobar, definite plural garderobane)

  1. a cloakroom
  2. a dressing room, changing room, or locker room
  3. a wardrobe (the clothes a person owns)

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