Origin of Invented Words Smoke-filled Room

About the history, origins, and definitions of the invented word smoke-filled room.


Smoke-filled Room - Behind the scenes political negotiations. Associated Press reporter Kirke Simpson first used the phrase in print to describe the behind-the-scenes political manipulations used to secure Warren Harding's nomination for president in 1920. However, Harry Daugherty, a friend of Harding's coined the phrase.

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