drawingroom

drawing room

noun
1.
a formal reception room, especially in an apartment or private house.
2.
(in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers.
3.
British. a formal reception, especially at court.

Origin:
1635–45; as shortening of now obsolete withdrawing room

drawing-room, adjective
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drawing room
 
n
1.  a room where visitors are received and entertained; living room; sitting room
2.  archaic a ceremonial or formal reception, esp at court

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drawing room
1640s, short for withdrawing room, into which ladies would go after dinner.
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