One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to or resembling lavatories.‘the lavatorial utility that was a feature of subway design’
- ‘The planners replaced them with lavatorial buildings which do nothing to attract shoppers into the town.’
- ‘We entered the interview room, which was uncomfortably hot, and painted an even pastel green that still seemed lavatorial.’
- ‘The architect has lined the vaults with white glazed tiles, and the effect would be lavatorial were it not for detailing.’
- ‘He indicates the white, somewhat lavatorial tiles on the wall behind me.’
- 1.1British (of conversation or humor) characterized by undue reference to toilets and their use.‘the comic's lavatorial schoolboy humor’
- ‘They hit upon a winning formula which satisfied the peculiar British liking for lavatorial humour, men in drag, and innuendo, in the tradition of music hall and the saucy picture postcard.’
- ‘The one with the guy standing in the hot bath with bubbles and vapour rising up around him has given cause for much lavatorial humour.’
- ‘Much of the humour is lavatorial: the duo find the word ‘bum’ as funny as any four-year-old boy.’
- ‘Their humour tends to be sexual, lavatorial and crude.’
- ‘But while the summit sounds like an event readymade for lavatorial humour, most of the discussion will be deadly serious.’
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