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?
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. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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