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[an-tee-room, -roo m]
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  1. a room that admits to a larger room.
  2. a waiting room.
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Origin of anteroom

First recorded in 1755–65; ante- + room
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  1. a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
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Word Origin and History for anteroom


also ante-room, 1762, literally "a room in front;" after French antichambre, Italian anticamera, from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + camera (see chamber).

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