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See also: portapotty



Blend of portable +‎ potty, from the commercial name.


porta-potty (plural porta-potties)

  1. A portable toilet, (in UK, particularly) a chemical toilet comprising only the fixture rather than an entire enclosure.
    • 2015 Mar, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Julie Weiner, “Infrastructure”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 4, John Oliver (actor), Warner Bros. Television, via HBO:
      So let’s talk about infrastructure tonight, and let’s begin with dams, because dams are amazing. They’re the most powerful device we have for holding back liquid aside from the idea of using a porta-potty. “I’ll wait. I’ll just wait forever. I cannot go in there.”