powder room

noun
1.
a room containing a toilet and washing facilities for women; lavatory.
2.
such a room provided for the use of female guests, as in a restaurant or nightclub.

Origin:
1905–10

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powder room
 
n
euphemistic a lavatory for women in a restaurant, department store, etc

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powder room definition


  1. n.
    a small bathroom without bathing facilities in a private home, usually located for the convenience of guests. : Excuse me, where is the powder room?
  2. n.
    the ladies' restroom in a public place, especially a restaurant; the place women go to powder their noses. (The emphasis is on comforts other than toilet facilities, such as mirrors, places to rest, and even a maid to help with emergency repairs of makeup or clothing.) : The ladies went to the powder room. They'll be back in a minute.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
There is a mud room and laundry room with an adjoining full bathroom, plus a
  powder room for guests.
Any bigger than that, and she has enough space for her own powder room.
Share the living room, dining area, powder room and kitchen with others.
On the right, the main entry opens to a marble foyer with guest closet and
  powder room.
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