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.

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In a People article about the incident, Spears’s mother revealed that this came after another unattended candle fiasco in their Louisiana home that set their bathroom aflame.

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Keeping your bathroom squeaky clean – naturally! . .

Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, “EPA Approves Thymol Cleaners to Kill Coronavirus—So What Is Thymol?,” 27 Apr. 2020
One of the two guest rooms has two queen-sized beds, and its en suite bathroom is adorned with Schumacher wallpaper.

Dallas News, “View a penthouse in Dallas’ Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and revel at the intricate wallpaper,” 24 Apr. 2020
Marie Claire joined the artist in her bathroom for the latest episode of Masked and Answered.

Maya Allen, Marie Claire, “Kash Doll Spills All Her Skincare Secrets for Glowy Skin in This Video,” 20 Apr. 2020
Other policy changes include: Closing clubhouses and their bathrooms to customers and removing rakes, ball washers and water stations.

Bruce Selcraig,, “San Antonio’s ‘muny’ golf courses to reopen Tuesday under coronavirus rules,” 20 Apr. 2020
All the rooms at the Ringling House have their own bathrooms, Wi-Fi and smart TVs with Netflix.

Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Baraboo B&B is renting rooms for health care and other essential workers who need to quarantine away from their families,” 16 Apr. 2020
Because the disease spread through human waste, people with their own bathrooms were less likely to contract it.

Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, “The Coronavirus Could Worsen Class Warfare,” 15 Apr. 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 13 May. 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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