Etymology
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sofa (n.)

1620s, "raised section of a floor, covered with carpets and cushions," from Turkish sofa, from Arabic suffah "bench of stone or wood; a couch." Meaning "long stuffed seat for reclining" is recorded from 1717.

updated on October 25, 2013

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Definitions of sofa from WordNet

sofa (n.)
an upholstered seat for more than one person;
Synonyms: couch / lounge
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