Definition of Powder room

1. Noun. A woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building.




Definition of Powder room

1. Noun. (US euphemistic) A women's toilet, especially in a public venue such as a restaurant, boutique, or hotel lobby. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powder Room

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powder flask
powder horn
powder hoy
powder keg
powder kegs
powder magazine
powder metallurgy
powder method
powder monkey
powder monkeys
powder one's nose
powder photography
powder puff
powder puffs
powder room (current term)
powder rooms
powder store
powder technique
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powdered ginger
powdered milk
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powderhorn
powderhorns

Literary usage of Powder room

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1. History of Beverly, Civil and Ecclesiastical: From Its Settlement in 1630 to by Edwin Martin Stone (1843)
"... alterations and improvements made at various times, a powder room was built in it in 1727, for the safe-keeping of the ammunition belonging to the town. ..."

2. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: To by John Walker (1806)
"The mill in which the ingredients for gunpowder arc ground and mingled. POWDER-ROOM ... POWDERROOM ..."

3. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"It was proved also, that he had two keys to the powder-room ; and that, having lost or mislaid his own, he, without making any application to the commanding ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"In mitigation of his offence, be alleged, Tliat examining into the powder room, he found three barrels that had received wet, which caused his removal of ..."

5. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1903)
"The side of the store-room was against the powder-room, so there were still some boards between the flames and the powder. As I ran out and clapped to the ..."

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