go potty


US, informal
: to use the toilet
used by children or when talking to children.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of articles covered this phenomenon, but nothing captured it for me quite like the New York Times photo of a mother on a work call helping her child go potty while, on the other side of the bathroom wall, the child’s father took his work call in a clean, quiet home office. Washington Post, 6 May 2021 If the dog must go potty, and is brave enough to venture outdoors, put him on a leash and closely supervise him, as unexpected noises may take him by surprise and his instinct may be to run for it! Traci Howerton, NOLA.com, 22 Dec. 2020

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“Go potty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20potty. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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