dorm [dawrm] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for dorm on noun Informal.

  1. dormitory.

Origin of dorm First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening Related Words for dorm apartment, shelter, motel, hotel, resort, inn, lodge, hostel, cottage, cabin, dorm, square, bedroom, abode, dwelling, room, palace, harbor, residence, camp Examples from the Web for dorm Contemporary Examples of dorm

  • I began walking right, towards my dorm, when I realized I needed to go to the hospital.

    I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything

    Liz Seccuro

    December 16, 2014

  • I answered his questions perfunctorily, begging off that I was soon to return to my dorm, as I was tired.

    I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything

    Liz Seccuro

    December 16, 2014

  • I never owned a copy but I knew people who did, and we spent hours in dorm rooms trying to decipher what was on it.

    Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’

    Malcolm Jones

    November 5, 2014

  • The cyclist had turned the heads of the women in the dorm on his way back from the showers, wearing just a towel.

    When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan

    Matthew Kaminski

    August 20, 2014

  • No he-said-she-said, no muffled sounds through the dorm ceiling, no “Maybe he has other issues.”

    Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

    Arthur Chu

    May 27, 2014

  • Historical Examples of dorm

  • Or maybe father would let us borrow the money and stay at the dorm.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston

  • For instance, I happen to know that Wyatt breaks out of his dorm.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Probably Wain will want to see you, and tell you all about things, which is your dorm.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • “Drop in at my office before you go to the dorm for the night,” she said.

    Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines

    Ruthe S. Wheeler

  • “And you’d better get over to your dorm right away,” Strong continued.

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell

  • British Dictionary definitions for dorm dorm noun

    1. informal short for dormitory

    Word Origin and History for dorm n.

    1900, colloquial shortening of dormitory.

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