port-o-john

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EtymologyEdit

From an American business Port-a-John, from portable, -a-, & john(a toilet; an outhouse)

NounEdit

port-o-john ‎(plural port-o-johns)

  1. A portable toilet.
    • 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance, p. 208:
      She tried not to notice the garage attendants observing her when she parked to use the phone booth, furtive as a woman slipping into a port-o-john under the scrutiny of male witnesses.

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