Latrine meaning

lə-trēn
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A communal toilet of a type often used in a camp or barracks.
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A toilet, privy, etc. for the use of a large number of people, as in an army camp.
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A very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench. See also the slang terms john and johnny house.
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Origin of latrine

  • From French latrines privies from Old French from Latin lātrīna privy from lavātrīna bath, privy leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lātrīna.

    From Wiktionary