rest·​room | \ ˈrest-ˌrüm How to pronounce restroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of restroom

: a room or suite of rooms in a public space providing toilets and lavatories : a public bathroom

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Examples of restroom in a Sentence

I wasn't feeling well and had to make a number of trips to the restroom.
Recent Examples on the Web An accessible restroom and picnic area can be found at the trailhead. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "The 25 Best Accessible Trails in America," 15 Jan. 2020 In July, a first-time flyer reportedly mistook the exit for the restroom and tried to pull open the hatch at 30,000 feet. Eric Todisco,, "Alaska Airlines Flight Forced to Turn Around After Faulty Signal Indicates an Open Door on Plane," 14 Jan. 2020 This phase will include a plaza, performance amphitheater, restrooms and shelter building, trails and unique landscaping features, said Village Planner Tyler Zwagerman. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls wants Village Park to become a community destination. Now, officials have taken the first step toward that goal.," 7 Jan. 2020 All-Star Student Veterans Center in a former two-story residence at 105 East Grand St. The ADA-accessible facility includes quiet rooms for study and counseling, lounge areas, a full kitchen, restrooms and gaming areas. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "Welcoming a new year, recalling events from 2019: Around The Town," 3 Jan. 2020 That doesn't include land acquisition, infrastructure such as bridges or boardwalks, signage, traffic signals and amenities including restrooms and potable water. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "Coast-to-coast rail trail will cut through Indiana. Here's what Hoosiers can expect.," 19 Dec. 2019 In addition to the 3-day general admission pass JAS will also be selling the 3-Day Deck Pass which includes complimentary grille fare, private restrooms and a private bar with complimentary beer, wine and a daily cocktail. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Stevie Nicks, Eric Church and Maren Morris Announced for Jazz Aspen Snowmass 30th Anniversary," 18 Dec. 2019 Work will continue inside the building, where the restrooms and front lobby have already been renovated. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Majestic Theatre's new marquee gives Woodward a touch of classic old-school," 25 Oct. 2019 The nonprofit also submitted permits to build a restroom and sidewalk that are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nonprofit stays in Barrio Logan with help from local business," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of restroom

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of restroom was in 1899

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20 Jan 2020

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“Restroom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of restroom

US : a room in a public place with a sink and toilet


rest·​room | \ ˈrest-ˌrüm How to pronounce restroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of restroom

: a room with a toilet and sink

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