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rest room

or restroom

noun
1.
rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office.
Origin of rest room
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • The building is used for kitchen, dining room, rest room and general headquarters.

  • They were begging for funds with which to furnish a rest room for farmers' wives.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • He finally sauntered into the rest room where he found O'Malley shooting the breeze with a group of fliers.

  • The canteen was opened in February, 1915, with a reading and rest room.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • Did you go to the rest room at all before you went back up to the sixth floor?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • When it ain't that, it calls itself the rest room, you know.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • And the last endeavor of her life was to try to get a rest room for colored girls in the High School.

    Modern Essays John Macy
  • Is it possible to establish a rest room for farmers' wives who come to town?

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • "I don't quite understand what you mean by stewardships," said Remand as they passed into a rest room.

    Added Upon Nephi Anderson
  • Adjoining that could be another building sixty-six feet by one hundred feet, to be used for canteen and rest room.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for rest room

rest room

noun
1.
a room in a public building having lavatories, washing facilities, and sometimes couches
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