Definition of shut-in noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃʌt ɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌt ɪn//
(North American English) Poor health
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a person who cannot leave their home very easily because they are ill/sick or disabled He worked as a volunteer, delivering hot meals to shut-ins. See related entries: Poor health
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shut-in