from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A room containing a bathtub or shower, and usually a sink and toilet.
  • n. A room containing a sink and toilet.
  • idiom go to the bathroom Informal To defecate or urinate.

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  • n. A room containing a bath where one can bathe.
  • n. A room containing a toilet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  • n. a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet


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  • The jotter is basically covering for the fact that I can't remember things long enough to get from one room to another -- so if I'm in the bathroom and realize we need more soap, I have to write it down * in the bathroom* or I'll never remember it long enough to get it to the master list on the fridge. leicamaster on Thu, 2009-01-15 06: 23.

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  • The term bathroom means different things to different people.

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  • Make sure you have a regular clearout though, as the bathroom is a prime place for out-of-date medicines or half-used bottles of shampoo to accumulate.

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  • I will spare all the details but the boys and the bathroom is a DANGEROUS mix!!

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  • According to one informed source who has confided in me after recently returning from a trip to Syria (the new enlightened herd very much likes using this phrase or something similar) the bathroom is the most likely crime scene for these psychotically sick and abnormal boys and girls.

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  • Closing them in a bathroom is also an option, though you need to make sure there is not way they could get out, get hurt, or get into the wall (the latter happened to a friend of mine).


  • A mother should be able to nurse her child where ever, the bathroom is the dirtest place.

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  • The space next to the bathroom is a cupboard for your washer dryer.

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  • I want to be so engaged I have to drag myself away to feed Hubby, not decide that cleaning the bathroom is a better option than finishing out a chapter.

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  • Those last 4 letters are a dead giveaway.

    July 11, 2016

  • Despite what they say about you in some countries - see 1⁄2'> 1⁄2 - you're always a room to me mate.

    July 11, 2016

  • *cough, cough*

    anybody got any air freshner?

    August 3, 2008

  • When I was living in the States I had to learn to use this word instead of toilet, which drew stares and raised eyebrows in polite company, despite being perfectly acceptable in my homeland. Then I had to unlearn it three years later, lest I be thought prissy.

    March 30, 2008

  • Whew! Do NOT go in there!! *waving palm in front of face*

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