plee

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally part of a more elevated register, but shifted to colloquial or even vulgar usage when wc came into use. Said to derive from French plaît-il.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pleː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: plee
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun[edit]

plee m (plural plees, diminutive pleetje n)

  1. (colloquial) loo, john, bathroom
    Synonyms: toilet, wc
Usage notes[edit]

May be considered inappropriate in formal settings. The word was however considered polite until the early twentieth century.

Derived terms[edit]

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pleâ. Compare Italian piega.

Noun[edit]

plee f

  1. fold
  2. pleat

Related terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

plee

  1. Alternative form of ple