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powder room


Simple Definition of powder room

  • : a small bathroom especially for guests that has a toilet and sink but not a bathtub or shower

  • : a public bathroom for women in a restaurant, hotel, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of powder room

  1. 1 :  a restroom for women

  2. 2 :  a lavatory in the main living area of a house


First Known Use of powder room


Rhymes with powder room

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