One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Waiting in or as if in an antechamber; a period spent doing this. Hence: the action of spending time trying to win favour from an influential person.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Beckford (1760–1844), writer and art collector. From antechamber + -ing, apparently chiefly after verbal constructions in German and French.
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