Definition of latrine in English:
- One soldier, rather close to the bottom of the ladder, was quite satisfied to simply keep the latrines clean and the barracks stoves going in cold weather.
- Deciding that cleaning toilets in the latrine and tables in the mess wasn't for him, Mauldin transferred to the infantry.
- He was walking in light footwear across his base camp on his way to the latrine.
Although this was found in Middle English, it was rare before the mid 19th century. It came via French from Latin latrina ‘privy’, a shortening of lavatrina, from lavare ‘to wash’.
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