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Turkish bath

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noun
  1. a bath in which the bather, after copious perspiration in a steam room, showers and has a rubdown.
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Origin of Turkish bath

First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for turkish bath

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  • It's too easy, and it elevates religion to the dignity of a Turkish-bath, Ulick retorted.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • I prefer him to the hybrid of a professional cricketer and a Turkish-bath man.

    Mrs. Craddock

    W. Somerset Maugham


British Dictionary definitions for turkish bath

Turkish bath

noun
  1. a type of bath in which the bather sweats freely in hot dry air, is then washed, often massaged, and has a cold plunge or shower
  2. (sometimes plural) an establishment where such a bath is obtainable
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