porta-potty

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From the commercial name; probably a portmanteau of portable and potty.

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porta-potty (plural porta-potties)

  1. A portable toilet, (in Britain, particularly) a chemical toilet comprised of only the fixture rather than an entire enclosure.
    • 2015 March 1, John Oliver, “Infrastructure”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 4, 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.”

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