bathroom


bathroom

noun

  1. a room equipped for taking a bath or shower.
  2. toilet(def 2).
Idioms

  1. go to/usethe bathroom, to use the toilet; urinate or defecate.

noun

  1. a room containing a bath or shower and usually a washbasin and lavatory
  2. US and Canadian another name for lavatory
n.

1780, from bath + room (n.). Originally a room with apparatus for bathing, used 20c. in U.S. as a euphemism for a lavatory and often noted as a word that confused British travelers. To go to the bathroom, euphemism for “relieve oneself; urinate, defecate,” from 1920 (in a book for children), but typically used without regard for whether an actual bathroom is involved.

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