From bath + room. Compare Dutch badkamer (“bathroom”), German Badezimmer (“bathroom”), Swedish badrum (“bathroom”), Faroese baðrúm (“bathroom”).
bathroom (plural bathrooms)
- 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
- (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’.