kitchen cabinet

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  1. a cupboard built into a kitchen or a chest of drawers for kitchen use, as for dishes and silverware.

  2. a group of unofficial advisers on whom a head of government appears to rely heavily.

Origin of kitchen cabinet

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby kitchen cabinet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kitchen cabinet in a sentence

  • The New York Times describes him as a member of Palin's "kitchen cabinet."

    Sarah Palin's Money Man | Samuel P. Jacobs | February 10, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The kitchen was a model of convenience, boasting running water as well as a kitchen cabinet and a gasoline range.

    Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Van Buren was doubtless greatly aided by the kitchen cabinet.

    Martin Van Buren | Edward M. Shepard
  • It constituted a "kitchen cabinet" of sorts and brought hundreds of interesting ideas to the surface, and from all directions.

    Twelve Men | Theodore Dreiser
  • Here at one side was a home-made kitchen cabinet, the top within a foot of the ceiling.

  • After much thought and consultation the menu was made out and tacked up on the kitchen cabinet for future reference.

    Mary Jane's City Home | Clara Ingram Judson

British Dictionary definitions for kitchen cabinet

kitchen cabinet

  1. a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader, esp when considered to be more influential than the official cabinet

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