board·​room ˈbȯrd-ˌrüm How to pronounce boardroom (audio)
: a room that is designated for meetings of a board

Example Sentences

The directors are meeting in the boardroom.
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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boardroom was in 1732

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“Boardroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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