back parlor

noun

Definition of back parlor

: a private usually second parlor in the back or the main living area of a house or inn

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First Known Use of back parlor

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Back parlor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20parlor. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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