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Topic: THEATRE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: warderobe, from warder ( WARDEN) + robe 'robe'

wardrobe

noun
     
wardrobe
war‧drobe
1 [countable] British EnglishDHF a piece of furniture like a large cupboard that you hang clothes in [↪ closet]:
Can you hang these in the wardrobe, please?
fitted/built-in wardrobes (=wardrobes built against a wall or fitted between two walls)
2 [countable]DCC the clothes that someone has:
You can win a complete new wardrobe.
winter/summer etc wardrobe (=the clothes you have for a particular time of year)
3 [singular] also wardrobe departmentAPTAMT a department in a theatre, television company etc that deals with the clothes worn by actors
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