Definition of washroom in US English:



North American
  • A room with washing and toilet facilities.

    • ‘She notes many of the facilities such as washrooms and food services are strained to the limit, and there is little in place for people with disabilities.’
    • ‘I didn't have to escort little people to the washroom many multiple times a day.’
    • ‘Another service to be provided by the contact centre will be a washroom facility, since there is currently a severe shortage of public washrooms in the area.’
    • ‘Perhaps now you can appreciate my earlier fascination with clean public washrooms.’
    • ‘Refurbishing the toilets and washrooms will cost more than it would in other schools, because the pipework and cisterns will need to be boxed in to prevent the children interfering with them.’
    • ‘In solidarity with striking workers, many individuals were plugging toilets and littering washrooms.’
    • ‘The group was being pushed into a storage room just off the washrooms, and Cole wanted to see where it went so she could work out her escape.’
    • ‘That will still give him ample time in the change room washrooms.’
    • ‘One third of all primary schools in the country lack water supply and nearly 50 percent do without restrooms or washrooms, according to the report.’
    • ‘But I don't see any argument for co-ed washrooms or bathrooms.’
    • ‘I look in the dining room, living room, family room, den, all the washrooms, but there's no one in sight.’
    • ‘Years ago I wrote an article for Vancouver magazine identifying the nicest public washrooms downtown.’
    • ‘So he walked towards the closet in the living room, passing the washroom as he went.’
    • ‘Cameras also can't be installed in washrooms or private conference rooms, unless specially authorized by the superintendent.’
    • ‘Alison and Rachel pushed there way through the crowd of dancers in the club to the other side of the small room where the washrooms were situated.’
    • ‘He'd just toured a jet that had a full living room, two washrooms (each with lovely shower) and a bedroom with a queen-sized bed.’
    • ‘Students fought in the classrooms and washrooms, roamed the hallways and wandered the neighborhood.’
    • ‘Each cottage has a common living room, dining room and kitchen and residents have private rooms and washrooms.’
    • ‘These days, advertising in public washrooms is omnipresent.’
    • ‘New showers and washrooms will also be provided plus a drying room for wet gear and clothing.’
    lavatory, wc, water closet, convenience, public convenience, facilities, urinal, privy, latrine, outhouse, earth closet, jakes
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