doormat doormat  /ˈdɔr ˌmæt/


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



  1. But mostly, by his telling, he functioned as her doormat.
  2. Or as some might put it, her willing doormat.
  3. The perennial doormat Montreal Expos, transplanted to the swamps of the Potomac--in first place at the All-Star break.


  1. Can you hear me now?

    The back of my pajama-clad roommate greets me from the kitchen as I shuffle my feet on our hand-me-down doormat. It’s after 9 p.m. and the apartment is quiet for a Tuesday night. “Hey, Robbie,” I ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut

  2. Prep Volleyball: East abuzz about hiring RVC coach Abby Jenkins

    ROCKFORD — East volleyball, long a NIC-10 doormat, rose to the middle of the pack last year. Now the E-Rabs have their sights set much higher after hiring Abby Jenkins as coach Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rockford Register Star

  3. Gazette.Net: Rockville business takes front-door approach to fighting germs

    For years, Debbie Estis Greenspan tried to get her antimicrobial agent-treated product, Dr. Doormat, on the QVC home shopping network. Going through the normal channels didn’t work.
    on June 7, 2013     Source:


  1. "It proved we're a team that obviously earns a lot more respect now," Woodson said in the middle of the on-field celebration. "We've come a long way from being a doormat in the SEC to competing with the best teams in the SEC and getting some...
    on Oct 13, 2007 By: Andre Woodson Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's just hard, because you don't want to be the doormat of the division," Schweigert said. "We haven't beaten any of those guys since my rookie year."
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Stuart Schweigert Source: Forbes

  3. "I think we earned a little bit of respect, possibly, in the Brewers' eyes. The last however many games we've played against these guys, we've been a doormat and we know that," Doumit said. "When you're giving up 17 and 20 runs in a game, you...
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Ryan Doumit Source: ESPN

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