Definition of chifforobe in US English:

chifforobe

noun

US
  • A piece of furniture with drawers on one side and hanging space on the other.

    • ‘Since I left the White House, I've made about 150 pieces of furniture - tables, chairs, beds, chifforobes, things of that kind.’
    • ‘Stylish storage for clothing and more, this colorful chifforobe includes drawers, shelves and a wardrobe cabinet.’
    • ‘Some chifforobes combine drawers and shelving, so that some items are on display while others are put away.’
    • ‘This has nothing to do with chifforobes, but since you mention Winston-Salem, I have to ask: are you familiar with the Moravian community there?’
    • ‘The night stands, wardrobes, armoires, chifforobes, and dressers feature brass-finish hardware which accents the warm, classic cherry finish.’
    • ‘Their wall beds are encased in solid wood frames, similar in appearance to the chifforobes of days gone by.’
    • ‘Constructed out of solid hardwood, and finished with a catalyst finish, each chifforobe entertainment center promises to give you a lifetime of satisfaction and enjoyment!’
    • ‘Their huge truck was loaded with blankets for wrapping my old chifforobes and dressers and chairs.’
    • ‘This chifforobe, which is now in my youngest son's bedroom, belonged to my mother when she was a little girl.’
    • ‘At my wife's insistence and at great effort I have manhandled our chifforobe down to the truck from our third floor walk up, loaded it into our pick-up and driven it here to the civic auditorium.’
    • ‘White laminated chifforobes (combination dresser/wardrobe) and four-drawer dressers may tip over if heavy objects are placed on top or children climb onto units.’
    • ‘The same brass candle cylinders and Venetian chifforobes are arranged in unswept rooms where wallpaper has been stripped and never replaced and where wooden floors remain unfinished.’

Origin

Early 20th century: blend of chiffonier and wardrobe.

Pronunciation

chifforobe

/ˈSHifəˌrōb/