bath·house | \ˈbath-ˌhau̇s, ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathhouse 

1 : a building equipped for bathing

2 : a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

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Fortified by fermented cabbage and relentless cups of barley tea, head across Olympic Boulevard into the southwestern corner of Koreatown, where two bathhouses sit a few blocks from each other like bookends. Amy Scattergood,, "The bather: A journey by water, with porridge and barley tea, through 9 Koreatown spas," 15 Feb. 2018 The main waiting room, the place Megatron crashed through in search of the AllSpark, is modeled after a Roman bathhouse. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "Michigan Central Depot is a towering symbol of Detroit’s blight. Ford just bought it.," 11 June 2018 That state of affairs is enforced by Emma Smalls, who owns the bank, the bakery, and the bathhouse, and is portrayed by Julee Antonellis, one of the performers making an Orphans debut. Don Aucoin,, "It’s a wild, wild West in Landry’s ‘Brokelahomo!’," 2 May 2018 Big Bone Lick State Historic Site has 813 acres with 40 acres of picnic grounds and a 62-site campground with electricity, water, grills, bathhouse, and a pool, according to the Kentucky Parks website. Nancy Daly,, "Fish moved from lake at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site," 4 July 2018 Those areas include the beach, the activity center, the bathhouses, the golf course and other public places. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Goose poop at Lake St. Clair Metropark beach? Not if this dog can help it," 12 June 2018 The Musical This comedic play, returning to the Annoyance for a limited run, is set in a Chicago bathhouse populated by gentlemen ready to welcome the new kid in town. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Don't miss these 11 Pride-themed events," 7 June 2018 Bathing Girls Coming Arrival this afternoon of a bevy of bathing beauties form the Hal Roach studios assured a picturesque setting for the program in the bathhouse commencing at 8 o’clock., "May 29, 1925: Belmont Park dedicated," 29 May 2018 My journey started about 10 years ago, after an inaugural full-body scrub down at a jjimjilbang (or bathhouse) in Seoul. Audrey Cleo Yap, Glamour, "At the Korean Spa, $40 Gets Me a Body Scrub and Self-Acceptance," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of bathhouse

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bathhouse

: a public building where people go to take baths, showers, etc.

: a public building at a beach where people go to put on the clothes they use for swimming

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