[kahrd-room, -roo m]


a room equipped for playing cards: The club has a big cardroom.
(in some U.S. states or cities) a commercial gambling establishment licensed to conduct card games, usually poker, only.

Origin of cardroom

First recorded in 1750–60; card1 + room


[kahrd-room, -roo m]


a room for carding wool.

Origin of cardroom

2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cardroom

Historical Examples of cardroom

  • Beware of the cardroom and the poker sharps who travel on the great liners.

    The Complete Bachelor

    Walter Germain

  • And, O Madam, playing at faro in the cardroom, I won a milleleva--no less!

    The Ladies

    E. Barrington

  • Then he strolled up into the cardroom and tried to interest himself in watching a game of bridge.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • The dining car was in reality a cardroom between meals—and such meals, for we had stocked the larder ourselves.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska

    Charles Warren Stoddard

  • The third act was going on, and I accordingly visited the cardroom, and there lost two hundred sequins at a single deal.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt