adjective, priv·i·er, priv·i·est.
noun, plural priv·ies.
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Origin of privy
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Danger, from drainage of barns and barnyards, 137;from leachings from privies and cesspools, 138.Rural Hygiene|Henry N. Ogden
They go naked, covering only the privies with some articles called bahaques, made from the bark of trees.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55|Francisco Colin
For non-compliance with notice for the construction of drains, privies, &c., 10s.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Country homes would be as healthy as city homes if the privies and stables were screened.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
The Furlenbach was unquestionably contaminated by the privies of the adjacent farm-houses; the soil-pits communicated with it.