powder room


Definition of powder room

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

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The bathrooms are new, including a powder room with Japanese decorative paper on the walls. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "A California Barn That’s Both Home and Art Sculpture," 22 Aug. 2018 The two-floor suite features five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, and two powder rooms. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Is Having a Baby Shower in New York—Here's Everything We Know About It So Far," 20 Feb. 2019 Even a cramped powder room can be made more accessible. Brenda Richardson, The Seattle Times, "Design for living: Modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place," 3 Sep. 2018 The foyer, which originally offered a straight line of sight into the back of the house, was reconfigured to provide a bit more privacy, while a coat closet, bar and powder room took the place of the old kitchen. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "See How Designer Chantal Lamberto Family-Proofs A 1905 San Francisco Home," 24 Jan. 2019 Going upstairs, a landing opens to a small hallway where an updated powder room is tucked. Karen A. Avitabile, courant.com, "Property of the week: 17 Hickory Lane, West Hartford," 11 Aug. 2017 The world's tiniest powder rooms should copy this configuration. House Beautiful, "140+ Ideas to Make Any Bathroom Feel Like an At-Home Spa," 8 Jan. 2017 Inside the apartments, there is six-inch-wide white oak plank flooring; custom white oak cabinets, Tundra Grey marble and Miele appliances in the kitchen; and bookmatched Montclair Danby marble in the master bathrooms and powder rooms. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A New 25-Story Tower on City Hall Park," 10 May 2018 Kitchen includes an island and built-in workspace, a nearby powder room, and a laundry station by the back door, which opens out to the deck. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of powder room

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of powder room was in 1927

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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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