small room

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small room (plural small rooms)

  1. (euphemistic, rare) A lavatory: a room intended for urination and defecation.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:bathroom
    • 1858 February 7, Queen Victoria, letter:
      Has the railway carriage got a small room to it?
    • 1982, P. Mann, Eye of Queen, p. 183:
      Whereas we strain in the small room, they immerse themselves in a ‘resting’ bath, which draws their waste from them.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see small,‎ room.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "small, adj. and n.²". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2012.