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 Guests can enjoy two full marble bathrooms, plus a guest powder room, as well as three terraces and three balconies to enjoy the skyline. Lea Lane, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 The main floor powder room also has a contemporary upgrade. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 16 Oct. 2021 Dreamy, watercolor-like landscapes can create a soothing effect in bedrooms, while brightly colored, graphic designs can set a happy tone in an entryway, kids' room, or powder room. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Aug. 2021 The kitchen has stainless appliances and a double sink, plus a powder room by the back door. BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2021 The house’s 7,890 square feet of living space has five fireplaces, four bedrooms, six full bathrooms and a powder room. oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 Today, with two wings which were added in the early 19th century, the house spans almost 5,800 square feet with six bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a powder room. Laura Euler For Dirt.com, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2021 That includes a kitchen full of white cabinets with stainless steel appliances, two full bathrooms made with white tile and glass and a vintage-style powder room on the main floor wrapped with dark green beadboard. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Two en-suite guestrooms make up the third building for a total of four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room in all. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 16 June 2021

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First Known Use of powder room

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Nov 2021

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“Powder room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20room. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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