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1. privy

noun. ['ˈprɪvi'] a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate.

Synonyms

  • outbuilding
  • earth-closet
  • outhouse

Antonyms

  • inopportuneness
  • convenient
  • inconvenience
  • unsuitableness

Etymology

  • privé (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • privatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Privy

  • spivey
  • vivie
  • sivy
  • livvie
  • kivi
  • divvy

Example sentences of the word privy


1. Adjective
They are privy to information on how to secure financial help via sources unknown to most home school parents.

2. Verb, past participle
Your GM will doubtlessly be busy in meetings and performing administrative tasks you may not be privy to.

Quotes containing the word privy


1. I have been called arrogant myself in my time, and hope to earn the title again, but to claim that I am privy to the secrets of the universe and its creator - that's beyond my conceit.
- Christopher Hitchens

2. privy

noun. ['ˈprɪvi'] a room or building equipped with one or more toilets.

Synonyms

  • potty
  • john
  • washroom
  • throne
  • convenience
  • public convenience
  • room
  • stool
  • bathroom
  • head
  • public toilet
  • wash room
  • lavatory
  • can
  • restroom
  • toilet facility
  • loo
  • pot
  • comfort station
  • crapper
  • lav
  • public lavatory
  • closet
  • toilet
  • commode
  • W.C.

Antonyms

  • unavailability
  • unsuitability
  • inconvenient
  • discomfort

Etymology

  • privé (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • privatus (Latin)

3. privy

adjective. ['ˈprɪvi'] (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known.

Antonyms

  • unloving

Etymology

  • privé (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • privatus (Latin)

4. privy

adjective. ['ˈprɪvi'] hidden from general view or use.

Synonyms

  • secret
  • private

Antonyms

  • sober
  • important
  • divest

Etymology

  • privé (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • privatus (Latin)
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