[pres-room, -roo m]


the room in a printing or newspaper publishing establishment where the printing presses are installed.

Origin of pressroom

First recorded in 1675–85; press1 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pressroom

Contemporary Examples of pressroom

  • Who, as it turns out, followed large parts of the trial in the pressroom, so as to be able to smoke.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Importance of Being Hannah Arendt

    Daphne Merkin

    June 4, 2013

  • “I have a pressroom that rivals the president,” says Judd, who was elected to his third term as sheriff in November.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Florida’s Prostitution Buster

    Christine Pelisek

    January 27, 2013

  • The rest will watch the live feed in the pressroom or in the TV trucks.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Judgment Day for Knox

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    October 3, 2011

  • Gibbs knows the people in the pressroom are posturing before they raise their hands.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Blame the Messenger

    Lee Siegel

    August 17, 2009

Historical Examples of pressroom

  • “Come along with me into the pressroom where it is warm,” she invited.

    Whispering Walls

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • I sent the foreman of the pressroom out for a bottle of fizz.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

  • If the bindery is connected with the pressroom, they are simply jogged, counted, and piled on trucks and delivered in this way.

  • First keep the air in the pressroom warm, and, if necessary, increase its humidity.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • The great editor needs to know and does know every range of it between the editorial room, the composing room and the pressroom.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2)

    Henry Watterson

British Dictionary definitions for pressroom



the room in a printing establishment that houses the printing presses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pressroom

1680s, from press (n.) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper