Definition of latrine
1 : a receptacle (such as a pit in the earth) for use as a toilet
2 : toilet 3
Examples of latrine in a sentence
where's the nearest latrine, soldier?
Origin and Etymology of latrine
French, from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina, from lavare to wash — more at lye
First Known Use: 1642
LATRINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of latrine for English Language Learners
: an outdoor toilet that is usually a hole dug in the ground
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