Pronounced: kwin-jen-TEN-uh-ree, noun
Notes: a handy word to know
The word garderobe means
- a wardrobe or its contents
- a private room : bedroom
- privy, toilet
The word comes from the French word garder (guard), and originally meant a room or closet in which clothing was stored. Its use was extended to mean a private bedroom and bathroom.
The word first entered the language in the 1400s; although it is still used today (most likely in a description of an old castle), the usage has diminished since the 1800s.