nounBritish • informal
- A toilet: [as modifier]: loo paperMore example sentences
- The second option was to cut services: scale back dustbin emptying, close more public loos or stop sweeping the streets, for instance.
- There are far too few accessible public loos in our town centres and the one in the car park is the only reliable convenience with a reasonable standard of cleanliness.
- He feared there was a Government agenda to pension off public loos because councils did not have a duty to provide them, and closure kept council tax bills down.
1940s: many theories have been put forward about the word's origin: one suggests the source is Waterloo, a trade name for iron cisterns in the early part of the century; the evidence remains inconclusive.