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chamber pot

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  1. a portable container, especially for urine, used in bedrooms.
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Origin of chamber pot

First recorded in 1560–70
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Historical Examples

  • If you offer to touch anything, I'll throw the chamber-pot at your head.

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1

    Henry Fielding

  • No chamber-pot in the room, owing to the negligence of the maid.

  • There are hardly men who always take a cock for a horse, or a chamber-pot for a house.

British Dictionary definitions for chamber-pot

chamber pot

  1. a vessel for urine, used in bedrooms
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Word Origin and History for chamber-pot


also chamberpot, 1560s, from chamber (n.) + pot (n.1).

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