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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That room has its own bathrooms and the floor is flat. Howard Blume,, "A tug-of-war over empty classrooms between a charter school and its host campus," 9 July 2019 The school is also making its bathrooms gender-neutral. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Dow Jones," 6 July 2019 There are four bedrooms on board, all with improbably good closet space and their own bathrooms, the latter being the feature that garnered the highest decibels of admiration from our exploring party. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Slow Boat Through Burgundy: A Barge Trip in France," 3 July 2019 The reservoir is one of the primary sources of water for India’s fourth-largest city, where the water crisis is so severe this year that hospitals have been postponing non-essential surgeries for lack of water in their bathrooms. Sanjana Venkatesan, Quartz India, "Satellite images show how badly India’s reservoirs dried up," 2 July 2019 In his current home’s bathroom and dining room, for example, Ronson incorporated yellow zebra print wallpaper. Madison Roberts,, "See Inside Mark Ronson's Funky L.A. Home — Including a Bedroom Covered in Blue Velvet!," 1 July 2019 Facebook How does a robot know the difference between your bathroom and your kitchen? Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Facebook is teaching AI how to best navigate your home," 18 June 2019 Shops such as bubble tea stores supported the protesters with signs, water, and offers to use their bathrooms. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, "Photos: What Hong Kong’s hundreds of thousands of protesters want now," 16 June 2019 Christensen then dragged Zhang into his bathroom, and pummeled her in the head with the bat before decapitating her, Miller said. CBS News, "Doctoral student's defense lawyers in trial of Chinese scholar's brutal death: He did it," 13 June 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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