earth closet

noun

chiefly British
: a privy in which earth is used as a covering or as an absorbing or deodorizing agent

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth closet was in 1863

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“Earth closet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20closet. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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