Etymology
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bedpan (n.)

also bed-pan, 1580s, "pan for warming beds," from bed (n.) + pan (n.). From 1670s as a utensil for bodily functions of persons confined in bed.

updated on April 26, 2017

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Definitions of bedpan from WordNet

bedpan (n.)
a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.