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1. A mat placed before a doorway for wiping the shoes.
2. Slang One who submits meekly to domination or mistreatment by others.


1. (Textiles) a mat, placed at the entrance to a building, for wiping dirt from shoes
2. informal a person who offers little resistance to ill-treatment by others


(ˈdɔrˌmæt, ˈdoʊr-)

1. a mat placed before an entrance for people to wipe their shoes on before entering.
2. a person who is habitually abused or humiliated others.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doormat - a person who is physically weak and ineffectualdoormat - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
namby-pamby - an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
softie, softy - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
crybaby, wimp, chicken - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
2.doormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before enteringdoormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
mat - a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
مِمْسَحَة الأحْذِيَه
motta viî dyr


[ˈdɔːmæt] Nfelpudo m, estera f
to treat sb like a doormat he treats her like a doormatle trata como a un esclava, la pisotea


[ˈdɔːrmæt] n
(= mat) → paillasson m
(= weak person) → paillasson m, carpette f
to treat sb like a doormat (= without respect) → traiter qn comme un chien


[ˈdɔːˌmæt] nstoino, zerbino (fam) (downtrodden person) → pezza da piedi


(doː) noun
1. the usually hinged barrier, usually of wood, which closes the entrance of a room, house etc. He knocked loudly on the door.
2. a means of achieving something. the door to success.
ˈdoorknob noun
a knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
ˈdoorman noun
a man on duty at the door of a hotel, store etc.
ˈdoormat noun
a mat kept in front of the door for people to wipe their feet on.
ˈdoorstep noun
a raised step just outside the door of a house.
ˈdoorway noun
the space usually filled by a door. He was standing in the doorway.
on one's doorstep
very close to where one lives. The Welsh mountains are on our doorstep.
References in classic literature ?
One day, while one of those wonderful spies was sleeping on my doormat I slipped away and went over to Washington, saw the English Ambassador, convinced him of my bonafides, told him very nearly the whole truth.
He was a disgraceful, overfed doormat of a dog; and when he waddled off to my cookhouse to be fed, I had a brilliant idea.
Dr Orion Hood paused for one instant on the doormat and drank in the whole scene of voiceless violence.
While the days of making mixtapes are sadly pretty much gone, the days of making a mixtape doormat are here.
Even the office itself took a long time to be decorated--and the doormat was not there.
Tenders Are Invited for Supply of Curtain Cloth () Qty 50 Mtr, Bathroom Curtain (Plastic) () Qty 4 No, Curtain Lining (Cloth) Width= 1 Inches () Qty 30 Mtr, Door Mat Rubber (Black) 24" X 6%6" () Qty 1 No, Doormat 24" X 3%6" (Blue/grey) () Qty 1 No, Doormat 24" X 3% (Blue/grey) () Qty 1 No, Door Mat Rubber (Black) 24" X 8%40" () Qty 1 No, Curtain Ring (Plastic) Qty 288 No.
A PENSIONER said she was furious to be told her doormat has to go - because it's a fire hazard.
For as long as I am there, do not treat us like a doormat because you'll be sorry for it.
The Philippines has remained a dominant doormat in the Southeast Asian Games under the administration of President Noynoy Aquino.
Caption: Right: Entryways' new Williamsburg line includes the Garden Floral coir doormat.
You can use a doormat to add a pop of color to your entry, Zimmer says.
History buffs will always remember Belgium, a tiny country of 11 million inhabitants, as the doormat of Europe because warring countries on opposite sides of its borders always overrun the country in either direction when war - as the fashion of the times - was waged to settle differences.