Did People Draw in a Drawing Room?

Some people may have, but that’s not how the room got its name.

The term drawing is actually a shortening of withdrawing. The withdrawing room was the room to which guests “withdrew” after dinner.

It later became the name of the room where guests were received and entertained.

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