Bathroom



a room equipped for taking a bath or shower.
toilet (def 2).
go to / use the bathroom, to use the toilet; urinate or defecate.
Contemporary Examples

There we were, with our arms spread wide, trying to do Kundalini breathing techniques in her bathroom.
How Did I Have a Stroke in My 20s? Elizabeth Gates August 21, 2010

Finally, I find myself in the bathroom taking the longest hottest shower of my life.
The Bag Lady Writes a Book Alexandra Penney February 18, 2010

The first time she cut back on her medications, she had a grand mal seizure in her bathroom and knocked out her front teeth.
Travolta’s Scientology Turning Point? Kim Masters September 26, 2009

When they try to wean themselves off the pills, they find it nearly impossible, at first, to go to the bathroom normally.
5 Hidden Eating Disorders Danielle Friedman May 1, 2010

And also you can keep my book in the bathroom, which you can’t with the Bible.
Is God Evil? The Daily Beast March 10, 2009

Historical Examples

I should have to get that bathroom and piano in any case now.
Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome

Dahlia has conveniently placed a sofa outside the bathroom door.
Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne

“Oh, please hand me something to put on,” came the voice from the bathroom.
Hookers Richard F. Mann

What I had commended as new and national was a bathroom in every bedroom.
What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton

Together they walked to the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom.
The “Genius” Theodore Dreiser

noun
a room containing a bath or shower and usually a washbasin and lavatory
(US & Canadian) another name for lavatory
n.

1780, from bath + room (n.). Originally a room with apparatus for bathing, used 20c. in U.S. as a euphemism for a lavatory and often noted as a word that confused British travelers. To go to the bathroom, euphemism for “relieve oneself; urinate, defecate,” from 1920 (in a book for children), but typically used without regard for whether an actual bathroom is involved.

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