water closet


noun

an enclosed room or compartment containing a toilet bowl fitted with a mechanism for flushing.
Older Use. a privy or bathroom. Abbreviation: WC, w.c.

Origin of water closet

First recorded in 1745–55
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water closet

noun

a lavatory flushed by water
a small room that has a lavatory
Usually abbreviated to: WC
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