backroom

adjective back·room \ ˈbak-ˈrüm , -ˈru̇m \
variants: or back-room
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of backroom

: made or operating in an inconspicuous way : behind-the-scenes
  • backroom deals
  • a backroom politician

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First Known Use of backroom

1911

in the meaning defined above

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back room

noun

Definition of back room

1 : a room situated in the rear
2 : the meeting place of a directing group that exercises its authority in an inconspicuous and indirect way

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First Known Use of back room

1592

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