pissoir

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English[edit]

Modern pissoir in Amsterdam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /piːˈswɑː/, /ˈpɪswɑː/

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1919. From French pissoir.

Noun[edit]

pissoir (plural pissoirs)

  1. A public urinal typically found in European, especially French, streets.
    To tackle the problem of street urination, Parisian authorities introduced the pissoir

References[edit]

  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • 1999, Ed. Jennifer Speake, The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0425169952
  • "Pissoir", Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Incorporated.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pisser + -oir

Noun[edit]

pissoir m (plural pissoirs)

  1. (slang) bog, john

Synonyms[edit]