powder room

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noun
  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
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Related Words for powder room

bathroom, latrine, lavatory, toilet, loo, restroom, washroom

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British Dictionary definitions for powder room

powder room

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