greenroom

[green-room, -roo m]
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Origin of greenroom

1695–1705; green + room, probably so called because orig. painted green
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greenroom

noun
  1. (esp formerly) a backstage room in a theatre where performers may rest or receive visitors

Word Origin for greenroom

C18: probably from its original colour
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