pressroom

noun

press·​room ˈpres-ˌrüm How to pronounce pressroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
1
: a room in a printing plant containing the printing presses
2
: a room (as at the White House) for the use of members of the press

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kaye later said he had been caught unprepared when Nixon walked into the pressroom on Nov. 7, 1962, and ended up jotting his notes of the speech on the only writing surface at hand, his checkbook. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2022 Grubman spoke on Mellencamp’s remarks backstage in the pressroom at Microsoft Theater. cleveland, 6 Nov. 2022 For most of President Joe Biden’s tenure, Fox News’s Peter Doocy has played the role of pressroom scourge. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 20 Oct. 2022 Two days after Lafayette Square, the Defense Secretary had gone to the Pentagon pressroom and offered his own apology, even revealing his opposition to Trump’s demands to invoke the Insurrection Act and use the active-duty military. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 That pressroom scene was overwhelming, a concrete bunker with no view of the track, filled by chain smokers who seemed to know one another and despise their computers and their editors. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2022 In the latter two movies, the showdown comes in the pressroom itself. Christopher Bonanos, Vulture, 7 Dec. 2021 On March 23rd, Fauci failed to appear at the daily briefing in the White House pressroom. Benjamin Wallace-well, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 Over 35 years, Anischik oversaw the workings of the newspaper, from the pressroom to distribution. Steven Goode, courant.com, 19 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pressroom was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Pressroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pressroom. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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