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why is a drawing room so called

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anagram | 20:49 Tue 07th Sep 2010 | Home & Garden
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A bedroom has a bed, a bathroom a bath etc, so why is it called a drawing room?

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Because it is a contraction of "withdrawing" room - where the ladies withdrew after the meal leaving the men to their cigars.
Or simply where someone could "withdraw" for privacy.
It was originally the withdrawing room (the room for ladies to withdraw to after dinner etc)
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