bath·​room | ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m, ˈbäth-

1 : a room containing a bathtub or shower and usually a sink and toilet

Synonyms for bathroom


  • bath,
  • bog
  • [British],
  • can,
  • cloakroom
  • [British],
  • comfort station,
  • convenience
  • [chiefly British],
  • head,
  • john,
  • latrine,
  • lavatory,
  • loo
  • [chiefly British],
  • potty,
  • restroom,
  • toilet,
  • washroom,
  • water closet

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Examples of bathroom in a Sentence

Their house has three bathrooms.

The restaurant has only one bathroom.

Recent Examples on the Web Every single day, Farak would get high; the chemist used the bathroom to smoke crack and the lab facilities to cook more.

Gina Vaynshteyn,, “Where Is Sonja Farak From How To Fix A Drug Scandal Now?,” 2 Apr. 2020
Ten percent of people don’t wash their hands at all after using the bathroom.

David Shaywitz, National Review, “How Will Coronavirus Change the Health-Care Industry?,” 1 Apr. 2020
Overall, only 5% of people who used the bathroom washed their hands long enough to kill the germs that can cause infections.

Katie Hunt, CNN, “Men wash their hands much less often than women and that matters more than ever,” 1 Apr. 2020
The morning after his bizarre, late Saturday night transformation in the bathroom of his home, livestreaming as his brunette mop of hair became an icy blonde mullet with dark sides.

Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, “Fortville restaurant owner transforms into ‘Tiger King’s’ Joe Exotic to help workers,” 29 Mar. 2020
Lobbyists who would share bathroom stalls with these lawmakers three weeks ago don’t want to walk past the State House steps.

Kyle Whitmire, al, “If Alabama has to go back to work, so should the Legislature,” 25 Mar. 2020
Courtesy of Quibi Singled Out The Situation: Hiding in the bathroom during a bad first date.

Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, “The Perfect Situation for Watching These 9 Quibi Shows,” 19 Mar. 2020
Just last year, a grandmaster named Igors Rausis was caught examining a smartphone in a bathroom stall at a tournament in France.

David Waldstein, New York Times, “Think Cheating in Baseball Is Bad? Try Chess,” 15 Mar. 2020
And according to reports including one published yesterday in JAMA, SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in feces, suggesting the virus could be spread by people who don’t properly wash their hands after using the bathroom.

Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, “Does disinfecting surfaces really prevent the spread of coronavirus?,” 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bathroom

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bathroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2020.

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bath·​room | ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , ˈbäth-, -ˌru̇m

Kids Definition of bathroom

: a room containing a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower

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