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EtymologyEdit

A clarification of the intended sense of office (outhouse; lavatory).

NounEdit

usual offices pl (normally plural, singular usual office)

  1. (euphemistic, archaic) A place in which to urinate and defecate: an outhouse; a lavatory.
    • 1909 July 26, Daily Graphic, p. 16:
      Three reception, four bedrooms, kitchen, and usual offices.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary. "office, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2004.