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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Synonyms for bathroom


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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Twenty-two per cent of the four thousand migrants on Samos are women, but there are only four bathrooms and four showers designated for them in the camp. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, "On a Greek Island That Welcomed Migrants, Residents and Refugees Feel Abandoned," 13 June 2019 While there, Taylor remodeled the bathrooms in shades of pink, and the color scheme stands today. Jack Flemming,, "Pacific Palisades estate with Elizabeth Taylor ties seeks $6.8 million," 13 June 2019 Some include full en suite bathrooms and private decks. Sarah Feldberg,, "Glamping powerhouse Under Canvas to open four California camps," 10 June 2019 Upstairs are four of the home's six bedrooms, each with a bathroom and walk-in closet. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: A $1.3M transitional-style home in Westfield with nearly panoramic golf course view," 7 June 2019 She and James transformed an upstairs living space into a bedroom, bathroom and closet. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville couple refurbished their Victorian home to highlight historic touches," 6 June 2019 Police found traces of blood evidence linked to the girl in the bathroom and hallway of the apartment Vence shared with Bowens and Maleah, who was first reported missing on May 4. Tiffany Diane Tso,, "Suspect In Maleah Davis Case Finally Speaks, Claims "Nothing Bad Happened"," 6 June 2019 Guests also love the en-suite bathroom and secluded sundeck (outfitted with a private hot tub). National Geographic, "Pop into amazing bubble hotels around the world," 10 May 2019 Each suite is composed of 200sqm features a spacious, luxurious bedroom, a concealed, semi open-air bathroom and a large living area with sliding glass doors opening on to a wooden deck with sun loungers and dining area. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of bathroom

: a room with a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower
US : a room in a public place with a toilet and sink


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

Kids Definition of bathroom

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

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to take the place or position of

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