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: a low chest of drawers
: a boxlike structure holding a chamber pot under an open seat
: chamber pot
: toilet sense 1a
: a movable washstand with a cupboard underneath
: a woman's ornate cap popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
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circa 1688, in the meaning defined at sense 2
French, from commode, adjective, suitable, convenient, from Latin commodus, from com- + modus measure — more at mete
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: a low piece of furniture with drawers or sometimes a door and shelves
: a chair with a hole in the seat and a pot underneath that is used as a toilet
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