Definition of pissoir in English:

pissoir

Pronunciation /ˈpɪswɑː//piswaʀ//piːˈswɑː/

noun

  • A public urinal.

    • ‘In 1864, as part of his modernisation of Paris, Georges-Eugene Haussmann introduced the pissoir.’
    • ‘The tiny theatres that were once described as ‘jewel boxes’ smelled more like pissoirs and the art was long gone.’
    • ‘The world of the arts is now not so much your oyster as your pissoir.’
    • ‘There are modern versions of old-fashioned French pissoirs for the many people who are apparently unable to use more ambitious lavatories with any degree of success.’
    • ‘The disgruntled butler uses the soup tureen as a pissoir.’
    lavatory, wc, water closet, convenience, public convenience, facilities, urinal, privy, latrine, outhouse, earth closet, jakes
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Origin

French.

Pronunciation

pissoir

/ˈpɪswɑː//piːˈswɑː/