Origin of latrine
Examples from the Web for latrine
Two days later, when authorities did, they found eight bodies in the latrine system of the local school.
Andrews was leaving the latrine when he heard a voice call softly, "Skinny."Three Soldiers|John Dos Passos
Next beyond the abris was the latrine from which a puff of wind brought now and then a nauseous stench.One Man's Initiation--1917|John Dos Passos
Each tent should be trenched and placed some distance from the water supply and from the latrine.
British Dictionary definitions for latrine
Word Origin for latrine
Word Origin and History for latrine
c.1300, probably from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina "washbasin, washroom," from lavatus, past participle of lavare "to wash" (see lave) + -trina, suffix denoting "workplace." Its reappearance in 1640s is probably a re-borrowing from French; especially of a privy of a camp, barracks, college, hospital, etc. Latrine rumor "baseless gossip" (of the kind that spreads in conversations in latrines) is military slang, first recorded 1918.