Meaning: toilet, lavatory
- 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.
If someone says "Where's the lav?", they want to
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Contributor: Matt Errey