rest·​room | \ˈrest-ˌrüm, -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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Synonyms for restroom


bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, toilet, washroom, water closet

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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.

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The air show also has several levels of reserved seating packages, available for purchase which feature convenient access to parking, food and beverage concessions, and private restrooms. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summer Guide July 15-21: Festivals and free concerts," 14 July 2018 At that time, the county also expressed safety concerns, noting the facility did not have running water, restrooms or fire sprinklers, according to court documents. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County addresses growing demand for barn weddings, beekeeping and tasting rooms," 11 July 2018 Wheelchair Access Dining room and accessible restrooms are on the sidewalk level. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Plans call for adding five new gates and passenger waiting areas as well as food and retail concession space and restrooms in a 55,000-square-foot addition, according to the Maryland Aviation Administration. Colin Campbell,, "BWI proposes expedited, $60 million concourse expansion for Southwest Airlines," 10 July 2018 The school plans to build a 13,800 square-foot building that will include eight classrooms, staff rooms and restrooms connected by a hallway to the existing school building, according to a staff report. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Glenview board approves 8-classroom addition to Winkelman School," 3 July 2018 There's a bar and two new handicapped-accessible restrooms. Polly Campbell,, "Perch at Blackbird Eatery for Mary Swortwood's latest," 20 June 2018 Following the royal arrival, just like halftime at a football game, there’s a mad rush for the bars and the restrooms. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 20 June 2018 That means permanent vendor buildings (and restrooms) which house 45 food vendors — all local to Milwaukee. Annie Alleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Summerfest offers music, music, music on the Milwaukee lakefront," 14 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of restroom

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


rest·​room | \ˈrest-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of restroom

: a room with a toilet and sink

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