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This page is about the slang term lav

British English

Meaning: toilet, lavatory

For example:

  • Please, miss. Zahra wants to go to the lav.

  • Nigel's gone to the lav, but he'll be back in a minute.

Origin: short for "lavatory"

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "Where's the lav?", they want to

a. read some newspapers

b. have something to eat

c. go to the toilet

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Contributor: Matt Errey