rest room

or rest·room


rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office.

Nearby words

  1. rest cure,
  2. rest energy,
  3. rest home,
  4. rest mass,
  5. rest on one's laurels,
  6. rest stop,
  7. rest-cure,
  8. rest-home,
  9. restage,
  10. restart

Origin of rest room

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rest room

  • We ladies—of course we were all farmers at first—we didn't expect any rest-room in those days.

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  • She relieved the attendant at the rest-room for an hour a day.

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  • Not till she inspected the rest-room did she again become a fanatic.

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  • She'll probably fix up the rest-room, and the rest-room is a fine thing, brings a lot of business to town.

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British Dictionary definitions for rest room

rest room


a room in a public building having lavatories, washing facilities, and sometimes couches
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