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Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay


Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Chifforobe - chiff*o*robe n, For pronc varr, see quot 1965 - 70 Also sp chiffarobe, chifferobe, chiffing robe, chifrobe, shifferobe [Blend of chiffonier + wardrobe] A piece of furniture with drawers and space for hanging clothes. 1908 Sears Catalogue (Spring) 419, The Chifforobes as illustrated on this page are a modern invention, having been in use only a short time. . .Each article possesses the essential features of both wardrobe and chiffonier.

“You’d never find a chifforobe in a department store nowadays.”

“I’ve got a spare chifferobe for suits and blazers.”

“How many lions are in that chifforobe?”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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