portaloo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a trademark of Portakabin Ltd, based on portable and loo.

Noun[edit]

portaloo (plural portaloos)

  1. A portable toilet.
    • 2009, James Der Derian, Virtuous war: mapping the military-industrial-media-entertainment network
      The valleys and hillsides looked pretty chewed up by all the maneuvers, portaloos dotted the landscape, but the fauna seemed to appreciate the fact that the U.S. Army—unlike the Bavarian hunters outside the box—were shooting blanks.
    • 2011, Elly Griffiths, The Janus Stone
      On what would once have been the front lawn there is now a prefabricated hut and a portaloo.