work·​room | \ ˈwərk-ˌrüm How to pronounce workroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of workroom

: a room used for work

Examples of workroom in a Sentence

There is a workroom at the back of the tailor's shop.
Recent Examples on the Web Despite its sweeping picture-window views of the Harlem River, the new workroom already feels cramped, packed with new employees and stacks of parts. Clay Risen, New York Times, "Underwater Drones, Mars Rover Parts and a High-Tech Revival," 28 Nov. 2019 Known as Moffett Towers II, the offices will include 739 conference rooms and workrooms and two cafeterias, with plans to house 5,000 employees by 2021. Roland Li,, "Facebook bans plastic water bottles in new offices, joining SFO," 18 Sep. 2019 In Sunnyvale, the Facebook campus at Moffett Towers 2 will feature two cafes, as well as 739 conference rooms and workrooms. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Facebook readies its next mega campus in Bay Area with Sunnyvale offices," 18 Sep. 2019 Newport Beach celebrated the near-completion of the library and the adjoining fire station in July but some interior construction — like a workroom off the main floor — were not yet finished, Helmuth said. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport’s CdM library begins new chapter," 17 Sep. 2019 Her private office sits just off the workroom and is dominated by a large white cashmere sectional that makes her desk look like an afterthought. Washington Post, "Gabriela Hearst is dressing women for a new era of political power," 17 Aug. 2019 Visitors can peer into the students' workroom and check out the dining hall with its light fixtures made of plywood scraps. Andrea Sachs,, "On the trail of Frank Lloyd Wright in Illinois and Wisconsin," 11 Sep. 2019 Season 3 sashayed into the workroom with the likes of Trixie Mattel, Ben-delacreme, Aja, Shangela – and Bebe Zahara Benet. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3' recap: The library is open, mutha," 25 Jan. 2018 For her entrance look, Trinity paired the ensemble with a choker and fiberglass earrings, making a bracelet from leftover zip tie material just before walking into the workroom herself. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "From Runway to Red Carpet to RuPaul’s Drag Race: How Trinity The Tuck Paid Homage to Sarah Paulson’s Prada Look," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of workroom

1665, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Workroom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of workroom

: a room used for doing work usually inside a store

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