Definition of Portaloo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːtəluː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


British trademark
A portable building containing a toilet.
Example sentences
  • I bought it because I wanted to go to Glastonbury and didn't want to use the Portaloos.
  • Somebody (I'm not sure who - probably the College) paid for some Portaloos to be placed there and serviced.
  • Instead he took a last-minute diversion and insisted on showing explaining to us the architectural merits of a row of Portaloos and a rubbish skip.

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