slop-basin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slop +‎ basin

Noun[edit]

slop-basin (plural slop-basins)

  1. (dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is impossible or inconvenient to go to a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences, particularly those without an indoor toilet or bathroom.
  2. (Britain) A bowl for receiving the leavings of tea or coffee cups at table[1]

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References[edit]

  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, v 4 p 4310.