One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of armchair with open padded arms and an adjustable back.
- ‘The Morris chair has padded armrests and detachable cushions on the seat and back.’
- ‘One particular slide depicts Robert in a drab suit sitting in a Morris chair.’
- ‘Perhaps your grandfather, like mine, spent his leisure time in a Morris chair.’
Late 19th century: named after William Morris (see Morris, William).
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