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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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 The researchers collected 600 samples from locations throughout East and West London such as hospitals, public washrooms and ticket machines, finding 11 species of staphylococci. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Mind the Staph: London Is Crawling with Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes," 1 Aug. 2019 Short of giving up and walking out soiled, or running to the washroom every five minutes, is there a better way to handle this? Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: How should I handle these messy dinner situations?," 11 July 2019 Short of giving up and walking out soiled, or running to the washroom every five minutes, is there a better way to handle this? Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Making the most polite mess possible," 11 July 2019 Matthew Shay, 27, a substance abuse counselor who handles the intake for the pilot program, said the washrooms offer hope to people struggling with homelessness — both symbolically and practically speaking. Manya Brachear Pashman, chicagotribune.com, "Catholic Charities unveils showers for homeless in Chicago," 18 June 2018 By Anurag Kotoky | Bloomberg News An Indian court sentenced a business-class passenger to life in jail after he was found guilty of placing a hijacking note in the washroom of a flight, the first such ruling under a new law. Bloomberg News, The Mercury News, "Indian air passenger jailed for life over hijacking hoax," 12 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of washroom

chiefly US : a bathroom in a public building

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