powder room


Definition of powder room

1 : a restroom for women
2 : a lavatory in the main living area of a house

Examples of powder room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the downstairs powder room, glassblower artist Buzz Blodgett created a vessel sink and sconces in blues, greens and bubbles that mimic the sea. Sophy Chaffee, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Serendipity strikes a chord for Imperial Beach house hunters," 14 Nov. 2020 Freshen up the bathroom that guests are most likely to use, which might be a first-floor powder room or a guest bathroom. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "This Holiday Cleaning Checklist Is Your Go-To Guide Before Guests Arrive," 19 Oct. 2020 In the powder room, crystal wall sconces look like they’re set in water lily leaves. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.4M Birmingham super condo has been redone from the drywall out," 17 Oct. 2020 In a powder room, Gates recommends a simple pedestal sink and free-standing cabinets or baskets to hold toilet paper and extra hand towels. Lindsey Roberts, Washington Post, "5 bathroom updates that will never go out of style," 8 Sep. 2020 The project includes a new family room, mud room, kitchen and first-floor powder room. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Home improvement spending surges as housebound Connecticut residents spruce up surroundings," 23 Oct. 2020 The powder room also got the wallpaper treatment, a graphic pattern, on its formerly plain walls to dress up the small space. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Basic builder home in Woodbury now makes personal style statement," 23 Oct. 2020 The downstairs powder room features a deep purple paper with monkeys climbing around exotic ruins. R. Stephanie Bruno, NOLA.com, "A taste of Paris in the '20s: Architect's Uptown home draws its energy from a glamorous era," 1 Oct. 2020 The laundry room, plus another full bathroom and a powder room round out the level. cleveland, "Grand Victorian in Ohio City was built by Cleveland’s mayor in 1872: House of the Week," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of powder room

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Nov 2020

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“Powder room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20room. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of powder room

US : a small bathroom especially for guests that has a toilet and sink but not a bathtub or shower
: a public bathroom for women in a restaurant, hotel, etc.

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