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[wosh-room, -roo m, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈwɔʃ-/
a room having washbowls and other toilet facilities.
Origin of washroom
1800-10, Americanism; wash + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He went through the kitchen into the adjoining washroom, which held two porcelain stands with running water.
  • She pushed him off, ran to the washroom, and returned to find him standing there bewildered.
  • Perhaps you can use a small towel, moistened and with soap in the mens' washroom to swab down before you put on a fresh shirt.
  • He seemed, indeed, as common and elemental as a scrawled line of bus-station-washroom graffiti.
  • On-site facilities include a pool, laundry room, washroom and recreation room.
  • Amenities include laundry, washroom and shower facilities, and a swimming pool.
  • The fishing pier is located next to rental sites with waterfront views and the washroom and laundry facility.
  • Drinking water comes from potable water taps, cold water sinks or washroom facilities.
  • Each campsite includes a fireplace with a washroom nearby.
  • Additional touring is by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom.
British Dictionary definitions for washroom


/ˈwɒʃˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room, esp in a factory or office block, in which lavatories, washbasins, etc, are situated
(US & Canadian) a euphemism for lavatory
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