[bath-tuhb, bahth-]


a tub to bathe in, especially one that is a permanent fixture in a bathroom.

Origin of bathtub

First recorded in 1825–35; bath1 + tub Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bathtub

Contemporary Examples of bathtub

Historical Examples of bathtub

  • That is why you are always cold after you leave the bathtub until you are dry.

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • The next thing Sammy knew, he was standing in his own bathtub, wet and shivering.

    The Goody-Naughty Book

    Sarah Cory Rippey

  • It was just like it is when you pull the stopper out of the bathtub.

  • In our flat we did not think of such a thing as storing the coal in the bathtub.

  • Besides, he doesn't have to be dressed up all the time and live in a bathtub the way I do.'

    Andiron Tales

    John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for bathtub



a bath, esp one not permanently fixed
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Word Origin and History for bathtub

1837, from bath + tub. Prohibition-era bathtub gin is recorded by 1928.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper