bath·​tub ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio)
: a usually fixed tub for bathing

Examples of bathtub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are perfect for lounging in a bathtub full of bubbles. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 See, Felix has been having a very good time in his bathtub, observed by Oliver surreptitiously, and after Felix vacates the room Oliver slips in to give the tub a special cleaning. Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2024 The narrator is a child in a bathtub repeatedly sinking a toy boat with her mother. Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas City Star, 18 Feb. 2024 Bathrooms are the pièce de résistance, with sparkling 18-karat-gold tiles and a generous soaking bathtub with television—perfect for luxuriating after exploring the vibrant capital. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 And slightly more eye-catching than the decorative bathtub on the South End patio. Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The movie doesn't hit theaters for a few weeks, but in the meantime fans can rewatch the resulting slap heard 'round the world from the comfort of their own bathtubs. Road House premieres March 21 on Prime Video. Want more movie news? Shania Russell,, 31 Jan. 2024 The scene with [Raven Goodwin] in the bathtub was completely improvised. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Feb. 2024 The spray also removes mold and mildew to leave showers, bathtubs, and tiles looking and feeling cleaner. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bathtub was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Bathtub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


bath·​tub -ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio)
: a tub in which to take a bath

Medical Definition


: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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