go to the bathroom

American English
This page is about the euphemism go to the bathroom


to urinate and/or defecate, esp. in a toilet

For example

  • It's a long trip, so make sure you go to the bathroom before we leave.

  • You can go to the bathroom behind that tree over there.

Also "go to the restroom"


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

After going to the bathroom, most people

a. wash their hands

b. clean their teeth

c. scrub their bath

Contributor: Matt Errey