powder room


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The powder room on the first floor is equipped with a vanity made of reclaimed walnut parquet flooring from a mansion in Birmingham and reclaimed oak base from church pews. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 30 Oct. 2022 The powder room vanity was made from a piece that was repurposed from Liza Bryan Interiors' inventory. Allison Duncan, House Beautiful, 25 Aug. 2022 Pop it into your powder room so as not to overwhelm your house guests. Michelle Rostamian, Allure, 7 Jan. 2023 Everyone who uses your powder room is going to wash and dry their hands. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2022 But a really good one can seriously elevate your personal powder room. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, 5 June 2020 Perhaps one of the most striking design features is the liquid metal ombré walls in the powder room paired with a custom mosaic mural and underlit rose quartz floor. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 10 Feb. 2023 Mixing up the color palette, the powder room is defined by the textured walls that are painted a deep green (Sherwin-Williams' Cast Iron). Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 10 Jan. 2023 Unit 1 has two bathrooms, including the powder room on the main level, which has a light-wood vanity with a white quartz counter. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of powder room was in 1927

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“Powder room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20room. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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