butler's pantry


: a service room between kitchen and dining room

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The open-concept house has a living room with 20-foot ceilings, wide-plank floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows; a chef's kitchen with Amish cabinets, eat-in island, and butler's pantry; and a high-tech theater with tiered seating. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Sep. 2022 The 2006 house features high ceilings hung with Murano and antique Italian chandeliers, a gourmet kitchen with Brescia marble counters and butler's pantry, a home theater, a 1,100-gallon saltwater aquarium, and a stone-walled, vaulted indoor patio with saltwater pool. The Week Staff, The Week, 3 July 2022 The downstairs also contains an adjoining breakfast room, a butler's pantry, a wine room and a formal dining room. Chron, 5 Feb. 2023 Unsurprisingly, these were usually found in the butler's pantry. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 5 Jan. 2023 Features include cathedral ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, a catering kitchen and a butler's pantry. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Jan. 2023 Metallic wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for a moody, intimate walk-in pantry, home bar, or butler's pantry. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 20 Dec. 2022 The house has a 23-foot-high main room with walls of windows; a gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry; an owners' suite with fireplace; and a theater with a wet bar and a popcorn machine. The Week Staff, The Week, 6 Nov. 2022 An adjoining butler's pantry includes a wet bar, ice maker and vast cabinetry, all while connecting the kitchen to the dining room. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butler's pantry was in 1757

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“Butler's pantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butler%27s%20pantry. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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