wash·​room ˈwȯsh-ˌrüm How to pronounce washroom (audio)
: a room that is equipped with washing and toilet facilities : lavatory

Examples of washroom in a Sentence

could you tell me where the washroom is?
Recent Examples on the Web Home for the young family was a converted washroom under a staircase that frequently flooded. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 23 Jan. 2024 Hipsters in platform shoes collide in the unisex washroom. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 12 Feb. 2024 Whether shower curtains or toilet roll holders, there are plenty of more subtle moments to spice up your washroom. Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2023 The girls were gathered in a downstairs washroom before Sunday services when the blast exploded at 10:22 a.m. Kimberly Chandler The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2023 Additional police patrols, more periodic checking of washrooms and a school crisis community strategy is also critical. Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune, 12 Mar. 2023 For those like me who consider an immersive bathroom experience something worth traveling for, sneaking into the Madonna Inn men’s washroom is a pilgrimage. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 1 Mar. 2023 The stage itself would be 9,700 square feet and have dressing rooms, washrooms, lounges and offices, according to the village. Mike Nolan, Chicago Tribune, 21 Mar. 2023 Police searched the house and only found two instances of blood evidence: a minute spot on one of Lizzie's undergarments and a bucket of bloody cloths in the cellar washroom. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washroom was in 1806

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“Washroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washroom. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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wash·​room ˈwȯsh-ˌrüm How to pronounce washroom (audio)
: a room with sinks and toilets : lavatory

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