sample room

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noun

a room, as in a hotel suite, in which merchandise is displayed for sale to the trade.

Origin of sample room

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Historical Examples of sample room

  • She was a dressy young person, whose father kept a "sample-room."

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Hastily she adjusted her pompadour and tripped off to the sample-room.

  • Rothman and Zwiebel asked with one voice; but before Milton could answer the sample-room door opened and a young woman entered.

  • At this juncture they heard the sample-room door open and a heavy footstep sound on its carpeted floor.

  • Between them I was dragged up stairs to the sample-room, into which I were ignominiously thrust, and the door locked behind me.

    My Friend Smith

    Talbot Baines Reed