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rest room

rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office.
Also, restroom.
Origin of rest room
1895-1900, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for restroom
  • All he does is sleep, eat and go to the restroom and he cant even breathe well.
  • The punch line is much sooner than later they will have to use the restroom.
  • Trundling around the slippery path to the restroom in inflexible, moulded ski boots is far from comfortable.
  • Everybody needs to visit the restroom once in a while.
  • Also, importantly on a visit with kids, it will guide you to the nearest restroom.
  • Then have them find a restroom far away from the entrance and circle it.
  • The dining room and the restroom are on the same level as the sidewalk.
  • The brick oven bulges through a wall, a hot obstruction on the way to the restroom.
  • There's no restroom, and you can't make a restroom break.
  • And, in what is certainly an airport first, there's even a restroom designed specifically for use by service dogs.
British Dictionary definitions for restroom

rest room

a room in a public building having lavatories, washing facilities, and sometimes couches
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Word Origin and History for restroom

also rest-room, 1897, as a room with a toilet, from rest (n.1) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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