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 powder room’s washstand and fittings are by RH, Restoration Hardware, the mirror is from Design Within Reach, and the sconces are by Jonathan Adler. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 Even the ones in your downstairs powder room get covered in dirt with enough foot traffic. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Gross Are Your Laundry Habits?," 21 Sep. 2018 Enter into a spacious, bright living area with hardwood floors and a powder room near the stairs. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate," 19 Apr. 2018 Plus there's another bath and a powder room ready for a magic mirror. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Snow White's cottage is still for sale in Olalla, outside of Seattle (photos)," 3 Apr. 2018 Tell me all about it: Bella Palazzo boasts six bedrooms and six full baths as well as a powder room. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "It's Shore time: Some of the most expensive homes on the Brigantine market," 4 June 2018 Three full bathrooms and one powder room have up-to-date finishes. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "1885 Victorian mansion opens up: Updating without erasing character (photos)," 22 Mar. 2018 Designer Meg Braff opted for statement wallpaper and a unique light fixture in this powder room. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space," 27 July 2017 The house has six en-suite bedrooms, plus a study that could be converted into a seventh bedroom, and three powder rooms, across 7,900 square feet. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "A Central Park West Townhouse, Rooted in History, on the Market for $29 Million," 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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English Language Learners Definition of powder room

: 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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