Slang Dictionary

pot definition

  1. n.
    a toilet. (Usually with the.) : Jimmy's on the pot, Mommy.
  2. n.
    a drinking vessel. (Old but still heard.) : How about a pot of beer?
  3. in.
    to drink heavily; to use a pot(sense 2) to excess. : Let's sit here and pot for a while.
  4. n.
    a vessel, hat, basket, etc., used to collect or receive contributions. : Please pass the pot.
  5. n.
    a sum of money collected; a pool of money. : How large is the pot this month?
  6. n.
    cannabis; marijuana. (Originally drugs, now widely known.) : The cops found pot growing next to city hall.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idiom beginning with pot, also see fish or cut bait (shit or get off the pot); go to pot; hit the jackpot; sweeten the kitty (pot); take potluck; tempest in a teapot; watched pot never boils.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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