potty

1 [pot-ee]

Origin:
1855–60; pot1 + -y1

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potty

2 [pot-ee]
noun, plural potties.
1.
a seat of reduced size fitting over a toilet seat, for use by a small child.
2.
a small metal pot fitting under a potty-chair.
3.
Baby Talk. a toilet.

Origin:
1840–50; pot1 + -y2

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potty1 (ˈpɒtɪ)
 
adj (foll by about or on) , -tier, -tiest
1.  foolish or slightly crazy
2.  trivial or insignificant
3.  very keen (about)
 
[C19: perhaps from pot1]
 
'pottiness1
 
n

potty2 (ˈpɒtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
a child's word for chamber pot

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Word Origin & History

potty
"crazy, silly," 1920, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter (v.). Earlier slang senses were "easy to manage" (1899) and "feeble, petty" (1860).

potty
1942, child's word for "chamber pot," from pot (1). Potty-training is attested from 1958. Potty-mouth "one who uses obscene language" is student slang from 1968.
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potty definition


  1. n.
    a small toilet. (Usually juvenile.) : Mommy, I've got to go to the potty.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
They weren't the only ones thrilled with the port-a-potty conditions.
The inmate supervisor shall check the port-a-potty after it has been serviced.
She arrived, potty trained at eight weeks, and has never had an accident in the
  house.
Everybody make sure you use the potty and don't forget to pocket extra cash
  before you leave the house.
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