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

could you tell me where the washroom is?
Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuits allege negligent hiring, negligent supervision and negligent retention of the employee who allegedly put the cameras in the washroom. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, "Crestwood dental office workers say they were illegally filmed while using bathroom," 11 Dec. 2020 Going to the movies isn’t about sitting on the couch, texting on your phone, hitting the pause button to use the washroom and to grab a snack. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Going out to a movie. Remember?," 11 Dec. 2020 Typically, washroom signs informed guests that the reuse of towels would help protect the environment. New York Times, "We Know How to Curb the Pandemic. How Do We Make People Listen?," 10 Dec. 2020 Spanning 1,719 square feet, the chic five-car garage is connected to the home via private elevator and includes a washroom and $400,000 design allowance that buyers can use to customize the space. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "In L.A.’s wild spec market, one penthouse comes with a McLaren supercar," 3 Dec. 2020 Face covering is required to use the washroom and may be required on the hayride. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Halloween events happening in Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, Morton Grove and Niles," 6 Oct. 2020 These elegant knobs will give a boring washroom new life. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "25 temporary hacks for sprucing up a rental apartment," 24 Sep. 2020 One result is a change most movie-goers will welcome: lines in front of the box office, concession stand and even in the under-sized women’s washroom (the plague of female movie-lovers everywhere) have disappeared. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "At Baltimore’s Senator Theatre, less people and more space define going to the movies during the coronavirus era," 10 Sep. 2020 The messiest the house gets is a literal mess when Enzo can't figure out how to use the bidet in the washroom, and then doesn't clean up the water that gets everywhere. Kyle Fowle, EW.com, "Big Brother recap: The Commission is in full control as Tyler makes two predictable nominations," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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13 Jan 2021

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“Washroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washroom. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of washroom

chiefly US : a bathroom in a public building

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