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chatty

/cháti/ n. 1. [OED "Anglo-Ind. (Hindi charti earthen vessel) pot for water", DHS idem; Hindi is not an unlikely source, given the movements of the British army; cf. MCC dikwa from Hindi degchi iron cooking pot (Holm 1978)] a cooking vessel: 1835 an earthen chatty or calabash . . . water and cooking vessels (Journal 4). (San Sal.)

2. [cf. CHATTY 1 and Scots chanty chamber pot CSD] a chamber pot. (Inagua, Mayag.)

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Last update: 2012-01-09 19:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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