[ kahrd-room, -room ]

  1. a room equipped for playing cards: The club has a big cardroom.

  2. (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

Words Nearby cardroom

Other definitions for cardroom (2 of 2)

[ kahrd-room, -room ]

  1. a room for carding wool.

Origin of cardroom

2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cardroom in a sentence

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

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • 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
  • Then the young men were left alone, and it was soon proposed that they should adjourn to the cardroom.

    The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
  • She took the count's arm once more and moved forward into a small boudoir which adjoined the cardroom.

    The Chouans | Honore de Balzac
  • My cousin Archie—you saw him in the cardroom last night—vowed you were nothing half so interesting.