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[wosh-room, -roo m, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈwɔʃ-/
a room having washbowls and other toilet facilities.
Origin of washroom
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10; wash + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It hung like a pall on the wall of the washroom,And gathered the grime of the linotype crew.

    A line-o'-verse or two Bert Leston Taylor
  • There was also a washroom, a small kitchen and an outdoor john.

  • He exclaimed over the conveniences and went into raptures over the kitchenette and washroom.

    Boy Scouts in Southern Waters G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Finding the washroom, he went in and, locking the door, leaned there to wait.

  • Beyond, along the far wall, were the washroom and locker room and lunch room of the workmen.

    Day of the Moron Henry Beam Piper
  • After the milk was gone, Mary lifted up my box, and carried me into the washroom that was off the kitchen.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • In the Pullman washroom Grant collapsed to the seat and smeared soap into his eyes while he tried to check tears of laughter.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • When I came up to the suite, later, I didn't even check to see if she was in the washroom.

    The Huddlers William Campbell Gault
British Dictionary definitions for washroom


/ˈwɒʃˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room, esp in a factory or office block, in which lavatories, washbasins, etc, are situated
(US & Canadian) a euphemism for lavatory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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