This page is about the slang term lav

British English


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"


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