bath·​room | \ ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m, ˈbäth- \

Definition of bathroom

1 : a room containing a bathtub or shower and usually a sink and toilet

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Examples of bathroom in a Sentence

Their house has three bathrooms. The restaurant has only one bathroom.
Recent Examples on the Web Maggie and Mike McKinney, their pets and a friend sought refuge in a bathroom of their home in Florida’s Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018 with three shot glasses and a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 9 May 2022 Defense attorney Steven Bradley disputed a Cuyahoga County coroner's conclusion that the baby was born alive in the bathroom of a Shaker Heights home where his client worked as a nanny. CBS News, 5 Apr. 2022 So has his former private secretary, whose corruption investigation led the prosecutor’s office to find $20,000 in a bathroom of the presidential palace. Franklin Briceño And Regina Garcia Cano, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Mar. 2022 Phoenix police are investigating the death of a newborn who was found Sunday inside the bathroom of a fast food restaurant. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 San Antonio police found the lifeless body of Dianna Lowery in the bathroom of her Bailey Street home on Jan. 29, 1987. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2022 On September 15, 2021, Madi* found herself in the bathroom of her sorority house, holding a positive pregnancy test. Molly Longman,, 21 Mar. 2022 The shooting took place about 10 a.m. March 2 in a bathroom of the McDonald's at 5120 W. Baseline Road in Phoenix where the victim, Prince Nedd, worked, according to police and family members. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 Svidler spoke to Variety in between sheltering in the bathroom of his apartment with his wife and 8-month-old daughter as sirens sounded. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bathroom

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bathroom was in 1780

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24 May 2022

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“Bathroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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bath·​room | \ ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , ˈbäth-, -ˌru̇m \

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: a room containing a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower

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