chamber pot

noun

: a bedroom vessel for urination and defecation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / Rim fragments of a chamber pot being excavated at a Roman villa site in Sicily. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Feb. 2022 Enlarge / Microscopic egg of a whipworm found in the residue lining the chamber pot. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Feb. 2022 Molly farts a bit, gets her period, and uses the chamber pot. Anne Enright, The New York Review of Books, 5 Jan. 2022 In addition to the chest and chamber pot, the team found a chariot shaft and amphorae (clay vessels with pointed bottoms), including a collection of eight jugs crammed into a corner. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Nov. 2021 In a villa just outside of Pompeii, archaeologists have found a tiny room with sparse furnishings: three beds, a chamber pot and a wooden chest. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Nov. 2021 The room, in an excellent state of preservation, contains three wooden beds and a series of other objects including amphorae, ceramic pitchers and a chamber pot. CNN, 8 Nov. 2021 Beneath the beds, archeologists discovered amphorae used to store personal possessions, ceramic jugs and a chamber pot. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Some of those who were enslaved slept in the same bedroom as their enslavers, helping them to the chamber pot in the middle of the night. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chamber pot was in 1540

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“Chamber pot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamber%20pot. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

chamber pot

noun

: a bedroom vessel for urination and defecation
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