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 If your workplace has more than one restroom, choose the farther one, Keith suggests. Pam Moore, Time, "The Best Exercises to Sneak Into Your Workday," 22 Feb. 2021 The least expensive prefabricated restroom building costs about $500,000 and a full-sized building is about $1 million. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "City seeks $8.5 million grant for El Corazon Park," 21 Feb. 2021 The exchange ended when Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, dragged Eberhart into a men's restroom and Summers was escorted down the hall by members of the Democratic caucus. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, "Republicans shout down and boo Black colleagues who speak about discrimination on House floor," 18 Feb. 2021 Berry says only two people will be permitted inside each restroom at a time. Carly Q. Romalino, USA TODAY, "SAT testing continues this spring: How testing sites are adapting to COVID restrictions," 17 Feb. 2021 Students may only use a communal restroom if no one else is in it, and must continue to get tested two times per week. Meghan Bobrowsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coronavirus surge at UC Berkeley prompts ban on outdoor exercise as dorm lockdown continues," 10 Feb. 2021 Lawrence asked to use the man's restroom, police said. Brittney Forbes,, "Man robbed, car stolen by person he let use his restroom, New Orleans police say," 27 Jan. 2021 The water feature will be located close to the existing restroom facility. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood’s $600,000 Kaufmann Park improvement project includes water feature and added trail," 14 Jan. 2021 With all this in mind, Gerba said it’s better to use a public restroom that has a fan, open window or some other type of ventilation. Washington Post, "Regarding using a public bathroom in the middle of a pandemic," 15 Oct. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Restroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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