port-o-john

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port-o-john (plural port-o-johns)

  1. a portable toilet, attached from an American business of a similar name, Port-a-John, which manufactured temporary outhouses.
    • She tried not to notice the garage attendants observing her when she parked to use the phone booth, furtive as a woman slipping into a port-o-john under the scrutiny of male witnesses. - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 208)

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