water closet

wa·ter clos·et
W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er kloz-it]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈklɒz ɪt/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈklɒzɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er kloz-it]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈklɒz ɪt/

Definitions of water closet words

  • noun water closet an enclosed room or compartment containing a toilet bowl fitted with a mechanism for flushing. 1
  • noun water closet Older Use. a privy or bathroom. Abbreviation: WC, w.c. 1
  • noun water closet toilet 1
  • noun water closet a lavatory flushed by water 0
  • noun water closet a small room that has a lavatory 0
  • noun water closet toilet (sense 4) 0

Information block about the term

Origin of water closet

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Water closet


water closet popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water closet usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for water closet

noun water closet

  • bathroom — A bathroom is a room in a house that contains a bath or shower, a washbasin, and sometimes a toilet.
  • garderobe — a wardrobe or its contents.
  • lavatory — a room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face and usually with flush toilet facilities.
  • men's room — a public lavatory for men.
  • can — You use can when you are mentioning a quality or fact about something which people may make use of if they want to.

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?