crapper

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From crap +‎ -er,[1] although possibly repopularized by barracks employing Thomas Crapper's plumbing fixtures used during the First World War.[2] The occupational surname Crapper derives from a dialectal variant of cropper (harvester of crops, farmer).

Noun[edit]

crapper (plural crappers)

  1. (vulgar slang) A chamber pot or toilet, particularly (dated) a flush toilet by Thomas Crapper.
  2. (vulgar slang) A lavatory or outhouse.
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Adjective[edit]

crapper

  1. comparative form of crap: more crap

Etymology 2[edit]

Of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

crapper (plural crappers)

  1. A half-glass of whiskey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "crapper, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1972.
  2. ^ Adams, Cecil. "Why Do We Call It the "Bathroom", Even When It Has No Tub?" The Straight Dope. 3 March 1985.