Kitchen-cabinet definition

A group of unofficial advisers to the head of a government.
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The group of unofficial advisors on whom President Jackson relied.
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Any similar group on whom a governmental head relies.
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Built-in cabinet found in a kitchen.
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(informal) An informal group of advisors to a country's chief executive, as distinguished from the official cabinet.
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A cabinet or cupboard in a kitchen.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kitchen-cabinet
Plural:
kitchen-cabinets

Origin of kitchen-cabinet

  • From the story that President Andrew Jackson met with his unofficial cabinet in the White House kitchen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • kitchen + cabinet (“an advisory group of people”)

    From Wiktionary

  • kitchen + cabinet (“a piece of furniture”)

    From Wiktionary