bathroom

noun
bath·​room | \ˈbath-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m, ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathroom 

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

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Synonyms for bathroom

Synonyms

bath, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, toilet, washroom, water closet

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Examples of bathroom in a Sentence

Their house has three bathrooms. The restaurant has only one bathroom.

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Kitchen facilities, closet spaces, and even bathrooms are hidden behind sheets of steel, fused into the ancient walls and patented specially for Rhinoceros. Noor Brara, Vogue, "With a New Hotel Overlooking Rome’s Ancient Wonders, the Fendi Family Hopes to Bring Creatives to the Eternal City," 28 Nov. 2018 The model home features few frills: no pool, no bathroom for each bedroom, no flashy off-site design studio to see decorating options, just some swatches and flooring samples in the garage of a model home. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "The U.S. Housing Boom Is Coming to an End, Starting in Dallas," 26 Nov. 2018 The procedure, once the domain of medi-spas and dermatologists' offices, has made its way into America's bathrooms thanks to the availability of at-home microneedling tools, like dermarollers (handheld rollers covered in little needles). Courtney Dunlop, Marie Claire, "DIY Derm: Which Beauty and Skincare Treatments Are Okay to Do at Home?," 30 Aug. 2018 But in other ways the home lacks midcentury elements, most notably the updated kitchen and bathrooms. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Quirky midcentury modern with koi pond wants $624K," 15 Nov. 2018 Then there are preferences, like having a fire ring, picnic table, or bathroom. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "How to Choose a Trip for Your First Backpacking Experience," 11 Nov. 2018 In 2017, Apple, Facebook, and Google criticized the Trump administration for rescinding rules issued under President Obama that allowed students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Apple, Google, Facebook, and others push back on Trump transgender policy," 1 Nov. 2018 Perhaps the most notorious room is the leopard-print bathroom covered in Helmut Newton photographs—including Elsa Peretti in a bunny costume. Kate Donnelly, Town & Country, "At Home with Texas Philanthropist Lynn Wyatt," 19 Oct. 2018 During the offseason, vandals picked through stadiums, stripping bathrooms of metal faucets. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bathroom

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Dec 2018

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The first known use of bathroom was in 1780

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bathroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bathroom

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

: a room in a public place with a toilet and sink

bathroom

noun
bath·​room | \ˈbath-ˌrüm, ˈbäth-, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of bathroom

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

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