powder room

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  1. a room containing a toilet and washing facilities for women; lavatory.

  2. 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

Words Nearby powder room

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How to use powder room in a sentence

  • Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Sweatt and I spent the time making cartridges in the powder room in our stocking feet.

  • 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
  • But mutiny in a Robespierre Convention, above all,—it is like fire seen sputtering in the ship's powder-room!

    The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
  • In Hanover, the powder room was in the steeple, while in Quincy the "powder-closite" was in the beams of the roof.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England | Alice Morse Earle

British Dictionary definitions for powder room

powder room

  1. euphemistic a lavatory for women in a restaurant, department store, etc

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