chamber pot

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noun

a portable container, especially for urine, used in bedrooms.

Nearby words

  1. chamber of trade,
  2. chamber opera,
  3. chamber orchestra,
  4. chamber organ,
  5. chamber pop,
  6. chamber tomb,
  7. chamber-lye,
  8. chamber-pot,
  9. chambered,
  10. chambered nautilus

Origin of chamber pot

First recorded in 1560–70

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British Dictionary definitions for chamber-pot

chamber pot

noun

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

chamber-pot

n.

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

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