EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAVATORY
If you step into the lavatory with him, he'll show you the scar.
Just before we reached Overton I went into the lavatory to fix my hair.
It is well known what disorder was caused by this 'question of the lavatory.'
The lavatory door had jammed, as doors will jam in earthquakes.
Conduct this gentleman to the lavatory, and assist him in making his ablutions.
But the passenger must have been in the lavatory, for I didn't see him.
To their great relief they heard them enter the lavatory about ten minutes after.
And to this hall there is attached a lavatory for the use of the men.
First he is taken to the lavatory and scrubbed outwardly clean.
A study of the illustrations will show clearly how the lavatory has been improved.
late 14c., "washbasin," from Latin lavatorium "place for washing," noun use of neuter of adjective lavatorius "pertaining to washing," from lavatus, past participle of lavare "to wash" (see lave). Sense of "washroom" is first attested 1650s; as a euphemism for "toilet, W.C.," it is attested by 1864.