Definition of latrine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ləˈtriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈtriːn//
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a toilet in a camp, etc., especially one made by digging a hole in the ground We put up the tents and dug a latrine pit. Word OriginMiddle English (rare before the mid 19th cent.): via French from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina, from lavare ‘to wash’.
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