Saturday, February 21, 2009
Why: I remembered that in To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell kept saying, "...bust up this chifforobe, and I'll give you a nickel."
Answer: It's a closet-like piece of furniture with both a space for hanging and a chest of drawers. looks like this:
The More You Know: Chifforobe is a portmanteau of "chiffonier" and "wardrobe." Wikipedia is also a portmanteau.