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public room

noun
1.
a lounge or other room that is open to all, especially in a hotel or on a ship.
Origin of public room
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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  • After swift greeting they went down-stairs to dine in the public room.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Then he went into the public room, called for food and wine, and sat down.

  • Then they entered the public room of the inn, sat down, and ordered their supper.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • You must go down to the public room of the inn or to the tap-room.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • You, with no chaperon, to go to a common ball at a public room!

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • We had more conversation, and then I returned to the public room.

    A Little Union Scout Joel Chandler Harris
  • They are in the House of Commons, and we in a public room of an inn at p. 258Horncastle.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • After a modest meal in a corner of the public room, we went out for a stroll.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • My first glimpse of him was in a sort of public room in the town of Lahaina.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • They are in the House of Commons, and we in a public room of an inn at Horncastle.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow

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