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washroom

[wosh-room, -roo m, wawsh-]
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noun
  1. a room having washbowls and other toilet facilities.
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Origin of washroom

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; wash + room
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Examples from the Web for washroom

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Historical Examples

  • The first noon whistle—work dropped—a rush for the washroom.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker

  • I've just locked Pedro into the fireman's washroom and he's not going to like it very much!

    It Pays to Smile

    Nina Wilcox Putnam

  • Grant, cursing his luck, boiled into his clothes and made a race for the washroom.

    Dust of the Desert

    Robert Welles Ritchie

  • Charles walked from the washroom to the line of passengers across the floor.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • There was also a washroom, a small kitchen and an outdoor john.


British Dictionary definitions for washroom

washroom

noun
  1. a room, esp in a factory or office block, in which lavatories, washbasins, etc, are situated
  2. US and Canadian a euphemism for lavatory
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