bathroom
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɑːθ.ɹuːm/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbæθɹum/
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈbæθ.ɹuːm/
Noun

bathroom (plural bathrooms)

  1. A room containing a shower and/or bathtub, and (typically but not necessarily) a toilet.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:bathroom
    hypo en
    Hypernyms: room
    • 2016, [https://web.archive.org/web/20170930001420/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-5-where-are-you/3168971.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      I wash in the bathroom.
  2. (chiefly, US, South Africa, Canada, euphemism) A lavatory: a room containing a toilet and (typically but not necessarily) a bathtub.
    Most Americans don't know 'WC' and many Brits mock 'bathroom' but almost everyone understands 'toilet' or 'lavatory'.
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