Kitchen-cabinet meaning

A group of unofficial advisers to the head of a government.
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A cabinet or cupboard in a kitchen.
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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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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