Thesaurus:bathroom – Wiktionary

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Noun[edit]

Sense: a room or enclosed structure used for urination and defecation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]
  • bathroom (US)
  • bog (vulgar slang, UK)
  • bogger (slang, AU)
  • brasco (slang, AU)
  • can (slang, US)
  • carsey (slang, UK)
  • cloaca (obsolete)
  • closet (obsolete)
  • closet of ease (obsolete)
  • cludgie (Scots)
  • cottage (UK gay, slang)
  • crapper (vulgar slang)
  • dike (AU&NZ, slang)
  • dunny (slang, AU&NZ)
  • facilities
  • geography (slang, UK)
  • House of Lords (dated jocular slang, UK)
  • jacks (slang, Irish)
  • jacques (obsolete)
  • jakes (Irish)
  • john (slang, US)
  • karzy (slang, UK)
  • khazi (slang, UK)
  • kocay (obsolete)
  • ladies and gentlemen (rare)
  • latrine
  • lats (UK, slang)
  • lav (UK, slang)
  • lavatory
  • lavabo (jocular slang)
  • lavvy (slang, UK)
  • loo (slang, UK)
  • necessary
  • necessary place (obsolete)
  • neddy (Geordie, obsolete)
  • netty (Geordie)
  • office    [WS] (archaic)
  • place
  • potty (childish)
  • privy (dated)
  • purging place (obsolete)
  • restroom    [WS] (US)
  • shitter (vulgar slang)
  • small room
  • smallest room
  • teahouse (US gay, slang, dated)
  • tearoom (US gay, slang, dated)
  • toilet    [WS]
  • toilet room (dated)
  • throne-room (jocular slang)
  • urination station (slang)
  • usual offices (UK)
  • vault (obsolete)
  • washroom (US, Canada)
  • water closet (UK)
  • WC (UK)
  • withdraught (obsolete)
Hyponyms[edit]
A public bathroom reserved for use by men
A public bathroom reserved for use by women
A permanent outer building used as a bathroom
A secondary bathroom containing only a toilet and sink
A temporary structure used as a bathroom
Other
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Notes[edit]

Although British English also uses the term bathroom to refer euphemistically to a place to urinate and defecate, it uses it much less often than American English in reference to public toilets.

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bathroom – Wiktionary

English[edit]

A public bathroom (restroom) in the United States.

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Etymology[edit]

From bath +‎ room. Compare Dutch badkamer (bathroom), German Badezimmer (bathroom), Swedish badrum (bathroom), Faroese baðrúm (bathroom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bathroom (plural bathrooms)

  1. A room containing a shower and/or bathtub, and (typically but not necessarily) a toilet.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bathroom
    Hyponyms: see Thesaurus:bathroom
    Hypernym: room
  2. (chiefly US, South Africa, Canada, euphemistic) 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’.

Usage notes[edit]

From the beginning of the 20th century, bathroom has been the generic word for a room with toilet facilities in American English.[1] As Britons continue to say lavatory relatively more frequently and often loo or WC for a room with a toilet but no bath. Partly from French influence, such rooms are also relatively more common in British homes.[citation needed]

In some contexts, bathroom refers more particularly to the toilet facilities of a private residence, distinguished from public buildings’ restrooms, men’s rooms, ladies’ rooms, etc.

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