Turkish bath

  1. a bath in which the bather, after copious perspiration in a steam room, showers and has a rubdown.

Origin of Turkish bath

First recorded in 1635–45

Words Nearby Turkish bath

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How to use Turkish bath in a sentence

  • It was not that he really minded the word used to indicate the process which obtains in a Turkish bath.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • For some hours the packet containing it had hung in the dressing-room of a London Turkish bath.

    When It Was Dark | Guy Thorne
  • This is the best arranged Turkish bath that I have ever yet seen, the ventilation is excellent.

  • It's too easy, and it elevates religion to the dignity of a Turkish-bath, Ulick retorted.

    Painted Veils | James Huneker
  • I prefer him to the hybrid of a professional cricketer and a Turkish-bath man.

    Mrs. Craddock | W. Somerset Maugham

British Dictionary definitions for Turkish bath

Turkish bath

  1. a type of bath in which the bather sweats freely in hot dry air, is then washed, often massaged, and has a cold plunge or shower

  2. (sometimes plural) an establishment where such a bath is obtainable

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