Slop-bowl meaning

(chiefly brit.) A bowl into which the dregs from tea cups are emptied at table.
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(dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or inconvenient to go to a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences, particularly those without an indoor toilet or bathroom.
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(idiomatic) One of the four components of the traditional tea set. Tea drinkers emptied their unwanted, cold tea into the slop bowl before refilling their cups with fresh, hot tea.
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