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[bath-tuhb, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌtʌb, ˈbɑθ-/
a tub to bathe in, especially one that is a permanent fixture in a bathroom.
Origin of bathtub
1825-35; bath1 + tub Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then she turned on the water in the bathtub and took a bath.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Besides, he doesn't have to be dressed up all the time and live in a bathtub the way I do.'

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • Theres plenty of room in that bathtub, but you wont find much hot water.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • What do you whistle in your bathtub when you are in a reminiscent mood?

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • While he went to put the gingham in the bathtub, Fanny helped to make the newcomer comfortable.

    Bought and Paid For Arthur Hornblow
British Dictionary definitions for bathtub


a bath, esp one not permanently fixed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bathtub

1837, from bath + tub. Prohibition-era bathtub gin is recorded by 1928.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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