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bathhouse

[bath-hous, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌhaʊs, ˈbɑθ-/
noun, plural bathhouses
[bath-hou-ziz, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈbɑθ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a structure, as at the seaside, containing dressing rooms for bathers.
2.
a building for bathing, sometimes equipped with swimming pools, medical baths, etc.
Origin of bathhouse
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705; bath1 + house
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bathhouse

/ˈbɑːθˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a building containing baths, esp for public use
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