Definitions

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  • n. A public street urinal in France.

Etymologies

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From French vespasienne.

Examples

  • My first request was permission to visit the _vespasienne_.

    The Enormous Room

  • The good churchman's shades can take comfort in the knowledge that, unlike the everyday poubelle and vespasienne -- the latter disappearing, but still of redolent memory -- the bourdalou, both word and object, has long since fallen out of French vocabulary and usage.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 2

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