from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lavatory for women.
- n. A lavatory for guests in a private home.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A women's toilet, especially in a public venue such as a restaurant, boutique, or hotel lobby.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The room in a ship in which gunpowder is kept. See magazine, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
Euphemism (the category is known as indirection) – identifying the lavatory as a place to powder one's nose ("apply make-up"), rather than to use the toilet. Origin 1905–10; first attested 1941. (Wiktionary)
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