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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_toilet

A public toilet is a room or small building containing one or more toilets (and commonly urinals) ... The word "toilet" generally denotes the fixture itself rather than the room. ..... Most have been closed as they did not have disabled access, and were more prone to vandalism and sexual encounters, especially in the absence of ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_(room)

A toilet, in this sense, is a small room used for privately accessing the sanitation fixture (toilet) ... At present, the word refers primarily to such fixtures and using " toilet" to refer to the room or activity ("use ... As late as the 1890s, building regulations in London did not require working-class housing to have indoor toilets; into the ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/333377/where-does-restroom-come-from

Jun 19, 2016 ... Where does the term "restroom" come from? ... Of course no one wants to rest in the room containing the toilet; restroom is an obvious euphemism. ... Originally meaning a public toilet, this seems to be of American origin, with ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2870/why-is-it-called-a-restroom-anyway

Jun 2, 2009 ... However, the OED does cite some wordplay from Ulysses (1922) in ... The term toilet room seems to have been American in origin, from the late ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-it-called-a-restroom

Some people in western society consider elimination of bodily waste to be taboo; ... So we got 'toilet', from a French word for getting ready. But after a while, ... How did the term "Blue Blood" come about? Why do Americans call ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/restroom-washroom-and-bathroom.238270

hi Does anybody know the origin of the word "restroom" and why this word is used ... Sorry to disappoint you, cloak does not come from cloaca.

www.dictionary.com/browse/restroom

Restroom definition, rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office. See more.

kottke.org/05/02/loo-etymology

Feb 16, 2005 ... We probably get the word “loo” from this expression, although some people think ... for toilet there, including poop-house (wtf?), dunny, and necessary). ... The word appears to originate no earlier than James Joyce's usage in ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/06/where-the-word-toilet-comes-from

Jun 27, 2011 ... ##EMBED##. The termtoilet” itself comes from the French “toilette”, which meant “dressing room”. This “toilette” in turn derived from the French ...