- a chamber pot.
Origin of po
1875–80; probably < French pot (de chambre) chamber pot
- a river in Italy, flowing E from the Alps in the NW to the Adriatic. 418 miles (669 km) long.
- point-of-sale; point-of-sales.
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Examples from the Web for pos
XXXX, you are a POS and you lied right to the BOR panel when XXXX asked you if you kicked XXXX.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
But it's no pos'-office, it's no relroad,—nothin' in Sabine.Bayou Folk
"Pos'—pos' office," replied Dave, with a wide, friendly smile.The Castaways of Pete's Patch
Carroll Watson Rankin
Right back o' where de courthouse now stands wuz a jail and a gallows an' a whuppin' pos' all dere together.
When you're pos sessed by the devil, there's nothing, nothing, nothing you can't do!I Say No
Compos mentis, kom′pos ment′is, adj. phrase, in one's right mind—sometimes merely Compos.
- point of sale
- part of speech
- British an informal word for chamber pot
C19: from pot 1
- Post Office
- Personnel Officer
- petty officer
- Pilot Officer
- Also: p.o. postal order
- a river in N Italy, rising in the Cottian Alps and flowing northeast to Turin, then east to the Adriatic: the longest river in Italy. Length: 652 km (405 miles)Latin name: Padus
Word Origin and History for pos
large river in northern Italy, from Latin Padus, a name of Celtic origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The symbol for the elementpolonium
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- The symbol for polonium.
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