Definitions

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  • n. A building that houses toilets or urinals.

Etymologies

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piss +‎ house

Examples

  • During the editing of this Review of the Week by Richard Smith, the author's term "pisshouse" was changed to "pub" in the sentence: "Then, in true British and male style, Hammond met Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, in the pub and did a deal."

    Craig Silverman: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections 2009

  • There were several moments in the OP productions when the use of the distinctive accent triggered a specific response - the one I remember best was the pronunciation of the name Ajax as 'a-jakes' where jakes is the Elizabethan word for 'pisshouse', which always got a laugh when normally the line would have been heard in silence.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • However, a pisshouse is apparently a gentleman's toilet, and (in the author's social circle at least) the phrase "pisshouse deal" is well known.

    Craig Silverman: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections 2009

  • Man I am very happy to part with one kwai (or sometimes only half that) for a piss in a pristine public pisshouse.

    Shanghaiist

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