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water closet

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noun
  1. an enclosed room or compartment containing a toilet bowl fitted with a mechanism for flushing.
  2. Older Use. a privy or bathroom. Abbreviation: WC, w.c.
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Origin of water closet

First recorded in 1745–55
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Related Words for water closet

latrine, toilet, restroom, bathroom, lavatory, outbuilding, bath, shower, sauna, outhouse, urinal, pot, washroom, privy, spa, throne, head, commode, can

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British Dictionary definitions for water closet

water closet

noun
  1. a lavatory flushed by water
  2. a small room that has a lavatory
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Usually abbreviated to: WC
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