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bathroom

[bath-room, -roo m, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈbɑθ-/
noun
1.
a room equipped for taking a bath or shower.
2.
toilet (def 2).
Idioms
3.
go to / use the bathroom, to use the toilet; urinate or defecate.
Origin of bathroom
1690-1700
1690-1700; bath1 + room
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bathroom

/ˈbɑːθˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room containing a bath or shower and usually a washbasin and lavatory
2.
(US & Canadian) another name for lavatory
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Word Origin and History for bathroom
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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