bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

Examples of bathtub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fill your bathtub, sink or a large bucket with hot water. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 When there is shelling, Ms. Steblina sits in her bathtub. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Around Christmas, feces started seeping into her bathtub. Lori Teresa Yearwood, The New Republic, 14 Mar. 2022 Police say that late Sunday, thirty five-year-old Christina Yuna Lee was stalked by a homeless man on her way home from a party in New Jersey where she was then stabbed to death over forty times and found naked from the waist up in her bathtub. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 16 Feb. 2022 Next to my bathtub is a whole little pile of different oils and salts and scrubs and candles. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 14 Feb. 2022 Christina Yuna Lee, 35, was found fatally wounded in her bathtub at about 4:30 a.m., 14 Feb. 2022 And within 48 hours she was found lifeless in her hotel bathtub. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2022 Bath pillows come in all shapes in sizes, but their purpose remains the same: to cradle your head, neck, and back against your bathtub's uncomfortable ledge. ELLE, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bathtub

1821, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2022

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“Bathtub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for bathtub


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Kids Definition of bathtub

: a tub in which to take a bath


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbȧth- How to pronounce bathtub (audio) \

Medical Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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