latrine

[ luh-treen ]
/ ləˈtrin /

noun

a toilet or something used as a toilet, as a trench in the earth in a camp, or bivouac area.

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Origin of latrine

1635–45; < French < Latin lātrīna, short for lavātrīna place for washing, derivative of lavāre to wash

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latrine
/ (ləˈtriːn) /

noun

a lavatory, as in a barracks, camp, etc

Word Origin for latrine

C17: from French, from Latin lātrīna, shortened form of lavātrīna bath, from lavāre to wash
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