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"She does it at mealtimes, in the loos, all over the place."
- Hermione, speaking of Cho (OP21)

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Etymology

"lavatory," 1940, but perhaps 1922, probably from French lieux d'aisances, "lavatory," literally "place of ease," picked up by British servicemen in France during World War I. Or possibly a pun on Waterloo, based on water closet. (via Online Etymology Dictionary)

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