slop-jar

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slop-jar (plural slop-jars)

  1. (US, dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or convenient to use a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences that were without an indoor toilet or bathroom.
    • 1985, The Color Purple, 01:58:40
      "All you fit to do is be Shug's maid... Take out her slop jar, maybe cook her food. You ain't even that good a cook."

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