rest·​room ˈrest-ˌrüm How to pronounce restroom (audio)
: a room or suite of rooms in a public space providing toilets and lavatories : a public bathroom

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 Accessibility: The stairs at the entrance and throughout the historic restaurant, which does not have ADA-compliant restrooms or an elevator, discourage wheelchair use. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 Everyone ended up staying put, but things to a shocking turn when the OP got up to use the restroom. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 Nex's death comes after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed three bills into law last year targeting LGBTQ people, including one that bars transgender students and staff from using school restrooms of their gender identities. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 The ferry from Dunedin takes about 20 minutes and despite the island’s wild, undeveloped habitat, visitors can still enjoy creature comforts like restroom facilities, a picnic pavilion, and casual beach bites like fish and chips served at the local cafe. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 20 Feb. 2024 The newborn's body was found in the trash in a woman's restroom at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on Oct. 10, 2005, wrapped inside a plastic bag with the red Marriott hotel logo. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 20 Feb. 2024 On June 9, 1964, for instance, Rev. T.Y. Rogers organized a march with the NAACP to protest segregated drinking fountains and restrooms in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Rodney Coates, The Conversation, 20 Feb. 2024 The difference in the calculation is due to the port including such support facilities as parking, restrooms, kiosks and emergency access, explained port spokesperson Brianne Page. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 The girl then used the restroom and returned to her seat. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of restroom was in 1899

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“Restroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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rest·​room ˈrest-ˌrüm How to pronounce restroom (audio)
: a room or set of rooms that includes sinks and toilets

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