Oval Office

noun

: the seat of the executive department of the U.S. government

Word History

Etymology

from the Oval Office, the U.S. president's office in the west wing of the White House

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oval Office was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Oval Office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oval%20Office. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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