wash·​room | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌrüm How to pronounce washroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m, ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washroom

: a room that is equipped with washing and toilet facilities : lavatory

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Examples of washroom in a Sentence

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Recent Examples on the Web View gas stations by distance, price, company or amenities (like car washes, restaurants and washrooms). Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Want to save on gas and hotels this holiday season? You might want to try these apps," 21 Dec. 2019 Back at Elara, the brothers filmed Sandler in the building’s grimy first-floor washroom, rubbing gold off his face. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, "The Safdie Brothers’ Full-Immersion Filmmaking," 9 Dec. 2019 The building also will include a pair of indoor washrooms where residents can clean up for prayers. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Bigger, better and on budget, St. Paul’s newest rec center opens in Frogtown," 18 Sep. 2019 And the new washroom already has a design inspiration: a real bathroom designed by Ann Lowegart Interiors and featured on Houzz. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "The Clue Mansion Officially Has a New Room — the Bathroom! See the Board Game's New Look," 21 Oct. 2019 In the ground floor children’s section, there are three washrooms: a kids room with pint-sized sink and commode; a family room with a changing table; and a room for nursing mothers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gotta go: inside downtown San Diego’s public bathrooms," 6 Oct. 2019 In addition to a roof deck with grills and skyline views, the building includes a pet washroom and a concierge who can arrange dog walking. CONS Such perks (plus heat, air conditioning, and a valet garage spot) come with a four-figure condo fee. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Luxury Boston condos where pampered pooches will feel at home," 23 Aug. 2019 Past winners have included washrooms in casinos, colleges, theaters and wildlife refuges, but no Washington lavatory has won the competition before. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "A restroom in Washington state is a finalist in a ‘best public restroom’ contest; you just might have to leave here to see it," 9 Aug. 2019 Girls and boys camp on different sides and have separate washroom facilities, but eat together, Bilski said. Rachel K. Hindery, chicagotribune.com, "As girls enter Boy Scouts, first girls’ troop in Park Ridge enjoys camping, badges, opportunities," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of washroom

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washroom was in 1806

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5 Jan 2020

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“Washroom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washroom. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of washroom

chiefly US : a bathroom in a public building

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