drawing roomdrawing room
- a room where guests are received or entertained; living room or parlor
- a formal reception
- a private compartment on a railroad sleeping car, with accommodations for a few people
Origin of drawing roomfrom withdrawing room: origin, originally , name for room to which guests withdrew after dinner
- A large room in which guests are entertained.
- A ceremonial reception.
- A large private room on a railroad sleeping car.
Origin of drawing roomShort for earlier withdrawing room
(plural drawing rooms)
Shortening of withdrawing room.