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netty

noun plural -ties
  1. Northeast English dialect a lavatory, originally an earth closet
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Word Origin

of obscure origin
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Historical Examples

  • Netty was not the Netty of an hour ago, or she would have coaxed him out of it.

    The Ghost

    William. D. O'Connor

  • Hope you'll vote the Whig ticket, Netty, when you get your rights.

    The Ghost

    William. D. O'Connor

  • But the Captain has walked off with ‘Netty’—forgotten all about her, I guess.

    Dorothy on a Ranch

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Her first letter home was written to Netty, not to her husband.

    The Scarlet Feather

    Houghton Townley

  • Netty came rushing up to him with the news of what had happened in the church.

    The Scarlet Feather

    Houghton Townley