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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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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That’s when Schwantes was shoved out of the women’s restroom altogether, according to police. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "He was forcing open a girl’s bathroom stall — but a ‘brave bystander’ took him on, Wisc. cops say," 29 June 2018 Many felt fatigued and needed a place to rest and use the restroom. Melissa Etehad,, "Feud between residents at Long Beach senior living facility led to fatal shooting of firefighter, authorities say," 27 June 2018 Winnetka Graffiti Black and blue permanent marker was used to deface a public men’s restroom in the 900 block of Green Bay Road. Brian Cox,, "Police: Northfield resident found archery arrow sticking out of the ground in their backyard," 20 June 2018 Additionally, at-risk girls are supposed to be accommodated with private rooms to undress or use the restroom, when requested. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "Advocates Worry About Girls Held Due to Family Separation Policy," 19 June 2018 Last year, shelter workers wouldn’t let one youth use the restroom, even after the child asked repeatedly. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas has found 150 health violations at migrant children shelters," 8 June 2018 Holding what appears to be a selfie stick, Saavedra livestreamed herself opening the door to the women’s restroom on Tuesday as an employee was knocking on the stall, the Facebook Live video shows. Crystal Hill, sacbee, "House candidate livestreams Denny's bathroom over 'man inside saying he's a lady,' video shows | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018 Strohofer walked into the men’s restroom and saw the school-aged boy near the sink about 6 p.m., according to police. Jennifer Baker,, "Sex offender admits to kissing 9-year-old boy in Wendy's bathroom," 26 Apr. 2018 For the beautiful little vases decorated with ribbons and filled with fresh flowers on the counter in the Washington ferry’s women’s restroom. The Seattle Times, "Rant & Rave: Cleanup volunteers, caring strangers praised; rising beer prices knocked," 14 Feb. 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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