- a room containing a toilet and washing facilities for women; lavatory.
- such a room provided for the use of female guests, as in a restaurant or nightclub.
Origin of powder room
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for powder room
Such mutiny is like fire sputtering in the ship's powder-room.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.
The gunner then put wet blankets on the bulk head of the powder-room, and so saved it from destruction.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)
In his hand the priest could see a piece of binding cord drawn taut as if fastened to something under the powder-room's floor.The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery)
Samuel Alexander White
To reach the powder-room, which is always situated in the after-part of a vessel, was easy.The Secret of the Island
W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
I have searched, as you call it—that is, I have crawled through the hold as far as the powder-room.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
- euphemistic a lavatory for women in a restaurant, department store, etc
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