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DOORMAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doormat mean? 

DOORMAT (noun)
  The noun DOORMAT has 2 senses:

1. a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
2. a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering

  Familiarity information: DOORMAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOORMAT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who is physically weak and ineffectual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

doormat; weakling; wuss

Hypernyms ("doormat" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "doormat"):

namby-pamby (an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental)

softie; softy (a person who is weak and excessively sentimental)

chicken; crybaby; wimp (a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy)


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Meaning:

A mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

welcome mat; doormat

Hypernyms ("doormat" is a kind of...):

mat (a thick flat pad used as a floor covering)


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