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rest room

or restroom

rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office.
Origin of rest room
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The building is used for kitchen, dining room, rest room and general headquarters.

  • They were begging for funds with which to furnish a rest room for farmers' wives.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • He finally sauntered into the rest room where he found O'Malley shooting the breeze with a group of fliers.

  • The canteen was opened in February, 1915, with a reading and rest room.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • Did you go to the rest room at all before you went back up to the sixth floor?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • When it ain't that, it calls itself the rest room, you know.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • And the last endeavor of her life was to try to get a rest room for colored girls in the High School.

    Modern Essays John Macy
  • Adjoining that could be another building sixty-six feet by one hundred feet, to be used for canteen and rest room.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • "I don't quite understand what you mean by stewardships," said Remand as they passed into a rest room.

    Added Upon Nephi Anderson
  • There is also a rest room at the ice cream parlor and back of the church there is another hall.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
British Dictionary definitions for rest room

rest room

a room in a public building having lavatories, washing facilities, and sometimes couches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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