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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Chiefly British
A latrine; a privy.
[Perhaps from French Jacques, James, Jack; see jack.]
1. an archaic slang word for lavatory
2. dialect Southwest English human excrement
[C16: probably from French Jacques James]
n. (usu. with a sing. v.) Chiefly Dial.
1. a privy; outhouse.
2. a toilet.
[1525–35; < French Jacques, proper name; compare john]