little girls' room

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Originally from the need to find public lavatories for children, possibly by analogy with the somewhat earlier-attested little boys' room, but already in broader euphemistic use by its first known appearance in John O'Hara's BUtterfield 8.

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little girls' room (plural little girls' rooms)

  1. (euphemistic, informal) Synonym of ladies' room: a public lavatory intended for use by women.
  2. A room belonging to or used by little girls, particularly their bedroom.

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