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British slang: “loo” means “toilet”

A very important slang term to know in the UK is that “loo” is often used as a synonym for toilet.

EXAMPLE

“I’m dying for the loo, where is it?”

Other terms

“Bathroom” normally means the room in a house which contains the bath / shower etc., but sometimes we use it as a synonym for “toilet” too.

“Gents’” (short for “gentlmen’s”) means male toilet and “ladies’” refers to a female toilet.

W.C. means “water closet” (an old term for “toilet”), and although we don’t use this in spoken English, sometimes you might find one which says W.C. on the door.

Sign for a female toilet

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