What does bathroom mean?

bathroom meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1780, from shower + area (n.). Originally a-room with device for washing, utilized 20c. in U.S. as a euphemism for a lavatory and sometimes noted as a word that confused British travelers. To go directly to the restroom, euphemism for "relieve yourself; urinate, defecate," from 1920 (in a book for the kids), but usually utilised without respect for whether a genuine bathroom is involved.

bathroom meaning in General Dictionary

a space or building designed with several toilets

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  • a space (such as a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and lavatory

Sentence Examples with the word bathroom

She could see a shredded couch cushion and broken glass in the hallway outside the bathroom door and recalled the shape her apartment was in.

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