greenroom

[ green-room, -room ]
/ ˈgrinˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

a lounge in a theater, broadcasting studio, or the like, for use by performers when they are not onstage, on camera, etc.

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Origin of greenroom

1695–1705; green + room, probably so called because originally painted green
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greenroom
/ (ˈɡriːnˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

(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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