latrine

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noun la·trine \ lə-ˈtrēn \

Definition of latrine

1 :a receptacle (such as a pit in the earth) for use as a toilet
2 :toilet 1

Examples of latrine in a Sentence

  1. where's the nearest latrine, soldier?

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Origin and Etymology of latrine

French, from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina, from lavare to wash — more at lye

latrine Synonyms

Synonyms
bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, toilet, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, water closet
Related Words
commode, pan [British], pot; garderobe, jakes, outhouse, privy; half bath, powder room; ladies [chiefly British], ladies' room, men's room

LATRINE Defined for English Language Learners

latrine

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Definition of latrine for English Language Learners

  • : an outdoor toilet that is usually a hole dug in the ground



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