English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English bathhous, bathous, from Old English bæþhūs (bathhouse), equivalent to bath +‎ house. Cognate with Dutch badhuis (bathhouse), German Badehaus (bathhouse), Danish badehus (bathhouse), Swedish badhus (bathhouse).

Noun edit

bathhouse (plural bathhouses)

  1. A building with baths for communal use.
  2. A building where swimmers can change clothes.
  3. A business with bath-like facilities, which chiefly serves as a place for sexual encounters, especially among men.

Usage notes edit

  • Not to be confused with bathouse (a shelter for bats).

Translations edit