Definition of drawing room noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


drawing room

BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ ruːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ ruːm//
; BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ rʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːɪŋ rʊm//
(formal or old-fashioned) Rooms in a house
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a room in a large house in which people relax and guests are entertained compare living room See related entries: Rooms in a house Word Originmid 17th cent. (denoting a private room attached to a more public one): abbreviation of 16th-cent. withdrawing-room ‘a room to withdraw to’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drawing room