chamber pot

noun

Definition of chamber pot 

: a bedroom vessel for urination and defecation

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Early monarchs lived quite literally in public: Elizabeth I’s father, Henry VIII, dealt with government officials even while sitting on his close-stool (a royal version of a chamber pot). Judith Flanders, WSJ, "‘Behind the Throne’ Review: It Takes a Kingdom," 5 Oct. 2018 Well ponds must be kept clean: women are strictly forbidden to scrub chamber pots or wash their undergarments in them. Lu Yang, The New Yorker, "Silver Tiger," 4 June 2017 It was considered a second step to the chamber pot, and both items were kept in the bedroom or dressing chamber. Maria Teresa Hart, The Atlantic, "The Bidet's Revival," 18 Mar. 2018 During the Renaissance, heels and platforms could give men a competitive advantage among their shorter peers, as well as elevate them from the streets, where people poured out their chamber pots. Bonnie Wertheim, New York Times, "Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?," 16 Dec. 2017

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1540, in the meaning defined above

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chamber pot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chamber pot

: a container that is kept in a bedroom and that is used as a toilet

chamber pot

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Medical Definition of chamber pot 

: a bedroom vessel for urination and defecation

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