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 The posts are part of an online trend in which students take photos of others without their permission while using the restroom at school and then share them on social media. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Jan. 2022 Girls who stayed at a temporary shelter in Houston reported fainting spells, lack of food or inadequate food, not enough clean clothes, and bathroom restrictions that barred girls from using the restroom after 10 p.m., according to attorneys. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 10 Dec. 2021 If a well is hundreds of yards away from a school, children don’t have a chance to wash their hands after using the restroom. Chris Vivlamore, ajc, 15 Aug. 2021 Especially before or after touching their face, after touching their face mask, after leaving a public place or after using the restroom, hand-washing and using hand sanitizer can stop germs from spreading. Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2021 The videos showed people using the restroom at the church, officials said., 20 July 2021 Sixty-one percent said they had been prevented or discouraged from using the restroom corresponding with their gender identity. USA Today, 3 July 2021 As Sanchez was using the restroom, a tree fell on their campsite and, unbeknownst to the mom of five, hit her 8-year-old son Robert, the outlet reported. Joelle Goldstein,, 22 June 2021 In 2016, the NCAA pulled seven championships from North Carolina over a law preventing transgender students from using the restroom of their choice. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 11 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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22 May 2022

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“Restroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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