water closet

noun
Updated on: 25 Jan 2018

Definition of water closet

1 : a compartment or room with a toilet
2 : a toilet bowl and its accessories

Examples of water closet in a Sentence

  1. the first house in town to have an indoor water closet

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First Known Use of water closet

1736

water closet Synonyms

Synonyms
bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, toilet
Related Words
commode, pan [British], pot; garderobe, jakes, outhouse, privy; half bath, powder room; ladies [chiefly British], ladies' room, men's room

WATER CLOSET Defined for English Language Learners

water closet

noun

Definition of water closet for English Language Learners

  • : a room containing a toilet


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