1. plural form of lat: staves; pillars.
  1. (UK slang) Latrines: rudimentary or military facilities for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
Synonyms Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /lɑːts/
  • (America) IPA: /lɑts/
  1. plural form of lat: the former currency or money of Latvia.
  2. (historical numismatics) Alternative form of lat#English|lat (plural lati).
Pronunciation Noun
  1. (slang) The latissimus dorsi muscles.
  1. plural form of lat: latitude.

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