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Topic: FURNITURE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: commode 'useful, suitable', from Latin commodus, from com- ( COM-) + modus 'measure'

commode

noun
     
com‧mode [countable]
1DHF a piece of furniture shaped like a chair that can be used as a toilet
2DHF an old-fashioned piece of furniture with drawers or shelves
3 American English a word meaning 'toilet' used by people who do not like saying 'toilet'
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