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 youngster has joined the firm and been given the keys to the executive washroom. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Apr. 2022 The girl, who was shot in the right wrist and grazed in the leg, was found in a washroom near Valdes. Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, 26 Mar. 2022 During that period, my days were organized around hours of grueling physio and then collapsing in exhaustion, unable to get up to go to the washroom. Ahreaume, Longreads, 19 Aug. 2019 Grimy baths and toilets are what remains of the washroom facilities, while soot obscures the patterned wallpaper in the executive sleeping quarters. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 2 Dec. 2021 Below decks is an elegant master suite with varnished woodwork, a spacious bathroom and second toilet/washroom. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2021 There are no bottles of hair spray on the washroom’s counter. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 28 Oct. 2021 The title of the show refers to the organizing principal which views these divas through the lens of ordinary people who somehow encountered them (a washroom attendant, a feature writer, a librarian, a backup singer, a maid). Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 3 Oct. 2021 The women had to wake at precisely eight each morning, but, except for trips to the washroom and the toilet, they were locked in their cells twenty-four hours a day. David Remnic, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of washroom

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Washroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washroom. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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