Why does loo mean bathroom?

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It's not certain but there's 2 main possibilities. 1 is that it's from the French "lieux d'aisances" (meaning lavatory, literally "place of ease") and was brought back to Britain by soldiers who served in France in World War 1.

The other theory is that it's a pun on "Waterloo" (scene of a great British military victory) and "water closet".

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