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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.
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Origin of powder room

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

bathroomlatrinelavatorytoiletloorestroomwashroom

Examples from the Web for powder room

Historical Examples

  • Such mutiny is like fire sputtering in the ship's powder-room.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.

    Arthur Mee

  • The gunner then put wet blankets on the bulk head of the powder-room, and so saved it from destruction.

  • In his hand the priest could see a piece of binding cord drawn taut as if fastened to something under the powder-room's floor.

  • To reach the powder-room, which is always situated in the after-part of a vessel, was easy.

    The Secret of the Island

    W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)

  • 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


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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