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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Included in your glamping tent is a private bathroom and shower, a small dining nook, fridge, and a coffee maker. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Luxury Glamping Site Comes With an Infinity Pool and a 65-foot Yacht," 30 May 2019 Season two picks up less than a year later with Fleabag dabbing an enormous amount of blood off of her face in a restaurant bathroom. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Fleabag’s Season 2 Is as Good as TV Gets," 24 May 2019 Even so, black mold can still make an appearance in a bathroom or basement, sprout up in the HVAC or attic, or really any part of the home where water accumulates and dampness exists. Cate Geiger, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Black Mold Naturally," 23 May 2019 Not something that happens in five-star restaurant's bathroom. Glamour, "We Need to Talk About the Miscarriage Scene in Fleabag," 17 May 2019 Store your suede shoes or suede bag in a dark closet that's far away from the bathroom or anyplace that's damp, as the moisture can damage the fabric, as well. Irene Hwang, Seventeen, "How to Clean Suede Shoes Like a Fashion Pro," 13 May 2019 Most of the dispensers found in women’s bathrooms in department stores, offices and public venues were designed several... Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Tech-Savvy Critics Aim to Upgrade the Tampon Dispenser," 2 May 2019 At one point in the meal, Claire quietly excuses herself and goes to the bathroom. Glamour, "We Need to Talk About the Miscarriage Scene in Fleabag," 17 May 2019 Authorities have previously said Hobson locked up the children in a closet for days without food, water or access to a bathroom. Anita Snow, The Seattle Times, "Woman with YouTube channel pleads not guilty to abusing kids," 29 Mar. 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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