powder room

powder room
1. n. a small bathroom without bathing facilities in a private home, usually located for the convenience of guests.
Can I use your powder room?
Excuse me, where is the powder room?
2. n. the ladies’ restroom in a public place, especially a restaurant; the place women go to powder their noses. (The emphasis is on comforts other than toilet facilities, such as mirrors, places to rest, and even a maid to help with emergency repairs of makeup or clothing.)
The ladies went to the powder room. They’ll be back in a minute.
She went to the powder room to clean the spill off her dress.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • Powder room — Powder Pow der, n. [OE. poudre, pouldre, F. poudre, OF. also poldre, puldre, L. pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour, mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. {Polverine}, {Pulverize}.] 1. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • powder room — powder rooms N COUNT A powder room is a room for women in a public building such as a hotel, where they can use the toilet, have a wash, or put on make up. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • powder room — n a room with a toilet for women, especially in a public place used to avoid saying this directly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • powder room — [n] bathroom comfort station, ladies’, ladies’ room, lavatory, loo, restroom, toilet, washroom; concept 448 …   New thesaurus

  • powder room — powder ,room noun count OLD FASHIONED a women s bathroom in a public building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • powder room — ► NOUN euphemistic ▪ a women s toilet in a public building …   English terms dictionary

  • powder room — ☆ powder room n. a lavatory for women …   English World dictionary

  • powder room — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms powder room : singular powder room plural powder rooms old fashioned a women s toilet in a public building …   English dictionary

  • powder room — {n.} The ladies rest room. * /When they got to the restaurant, Mary went to the powder room to wash up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • powder room — {n.} The ladies rest room. * /When they got to the restaurant, Mary went to the powder room to wash up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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