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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Synonyms for washroom


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

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Examples of washroom in a Sentence

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According to studies, if the door is left uncleaned in a place like a public washroom, thousands of kinds of bacteria can emerge. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Coating Keeps ISS Toilet Door Almost-Bacteria Free," 19 Mar. 2019 The South Side harbor has since been one of the emptiest in the system; in fact, in 2014, a few slips were removed to make way for a floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities — a $1.6 million project. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "Where have the boats gone from Monroe Harbor, rest of Chicago lakefront?," 5 July 2018 Occasionally the exhaustive list of details reads like a catalog, as we are told what the interiors of elevators looked like, and how the washrooms in private train cars or the drawing room of a Vanderbilt yacht were furnished. Anne De Courcy, WSJ, "‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ Review: The Arbitress of the Gilded Age," 29 Nov. 2018 Each mobile hotel room features a memory foam mattress for sleeping, a kitchen and mini bar, storage for luggage, a washroom, a toilet, and a seating area for working or entertainment. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Self-driving car is actually a tiny hotel suite on wheels," 20 Aug. 2018 The wallet was gone after an unknown person used the washroom. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Police blotter: Darien man has surveillance video of man taking something from his vehicle," 1 July 2018 Almost 230 older 737-800s also will be retrofitted with the petite washroom. Mary Schlangenstein, latimes.com, "Airline bathrooms are getting smaller — you’re not imagining it," 10 July 2018 View gas stations by distance, price, company, or amenities (like car washes, restaurants, and washrooms). Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Seriously, save money on gas, hotels and shopping with these 8 apps," 26 June 2018 Church members had been able to use the building’s washrooms and enter after service to make their offerings, Fields said. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Parishioners 'still standing' after legal fight; Markham church celebrates opening," 20 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of washroom

chiefly US : a bathroom in a public building

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