Definition of Bathroom by Merriam-Webster

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 The bathrooms are built for large numbers of people, and the rooms are built to be easily cleaned.

oregonlive, “Tape and 2 hours to transform Oregon Convention Center into coronavirus homeless shelter,” 21 Mar. 2020
One of the home’s standout features is the master bathroom, which comes complete with a massive walk-in shower, huge tub and master closet.

Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, “Opulent Sugar Land mansion fit for Houston royalty hits the market at $10M,” 13 Mar. 2020
Bickerstaff noticed a logjam at the bathroom sink before breakfast at the hotel.

Chris Fedor, cleveland, “Cleveland Cavaliers taking extra precautions with coronavirus, preparing for possibility of playing games without fans,” 11 Mar. 2020
When the pipes in the master bathroom exploded, shattering most of the tile, Mitchell gutted and expanded the space to create a luxurious dressing room suite.

Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, “How Grace Mitchell Turned a Renovation Nightmare Into a Dream Home,” 10 Mar. 2020
The person who’s cleaning the bathroom is not exactly the same sort of person.

Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, “Companies are contracting out more jobs—that’s not great for workers,” 2 Mar. 2020
The only working bathroom in the entire hospital had only one toilet.

Mona Charen, National Review, “The Moral Failing of Bernie Sanders,” 26 Feb. 2020
Knocking to check the bathroom for occupants works only if both parties can hear.

Lisa A. Goldstein, Popular Science, “We built a better house for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss,” 28 Jan. 2020
The bathroom is a place to shower or to cast out human waste.

Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, “With a Phone, Are You Ever Really Somewhere?,” 16 Jan. 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 29 Mar. 2020.

More Definitions for bathroom

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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