Etymology
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davenport (n.)

"large upholstered couch," 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) "a kind of small ornamental writing table." The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (Old English Devennport).

updated on December 29, 2012

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Definitions of davenport from WordNet
1
davenport (n.)
a small decorative writing desk;
davenport (n.)
a large sofa usually convertible into a bed;
2
Davenport (n.)
a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.