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

  • n. A room equipped with toilets and lavatories for public use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A public room containing a toilet.

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

  • n. a toilet that is available to the public


Of the category of euphemism known as indirection, euphemistically identifying the lavatory as a place where one rests. (Wiktionary)



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