women's room

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Probably a generic variant of the earlier-attested ladies' room (a waiting room for women).

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women's room (plural women's rooms)

  1. (chiefly US, euphemistic) Synonym of ladies' room: a public lavatory intended for women.
  2. (historical) A waiting room in a railway station or other public building intended exclusively for women and usually including a separate women's lavatory.

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  • "woman, n." in the Oxford English Dictionary (2011), Oxford: Oxford University Press.