smoke–filled room

play
noun \ˈsmōk-ˈfild-\

Definition of smoke–filled room

  1. :  a room (as in a hotel) in which a small group of politicians carry on negotiations

1920

First Known Use of smoke–filled room

1920


SMOKE–FILLED ROOM Defined for English Language Learners

smoke–filled room

play
noun \ˈsmōk-ˈfild-\

Definition of smoke–filled room for English Language Learners

  • : a room or place where secret decisions are made by a small group of powerful people

Learn More about smoke–filled room


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up smoke–filled room? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!