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crapper

slang A toilet or bathroom. Is the crapper free? I've got to go!

crapper dick

dated slang A police officer assigned to patrol public bathrooms. Such officers became associated with the practice of monitoring for homosexual activity in places where such practices were illegal. "Crapper" is a slang term for the toilet, while "dick" is a slang term for a detective. A: "What's that cop doing here by the bathrooms?" B: "Oh, he must be a crapper dick."
See also: crapper, dick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

crapper

1. n. a toilet, privy, or restroom. (see also crap.) Old Jed never passes up a chance to use an indoor crapper.
2. n. a braggart. (Usually objectionable.) The guy is a crapper and can’t be trusted at all.

crapper dick

n. a police officer or detective who patrols public toilets. When he flubbed up the Wilson case, they made him a crapper dick in the central business district.
See also: crapper, dick
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In a career that began at Towcester in February 2011 when he only had one horse behind him in a National Hunt flat race, Thomas Crapper has recorded four wins from 21 starts as well as frame places on eight other occasions.
That was the brainchild of Warrick Knott, the current managing director of the Thomas Crapper company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon.
On the horse's website, Knott reveals: "Robin was convinced he would be a winner and he needed a name and it was at this point, I said we should call him Thomas Crapper. The more we thought about it, it seemed not only amusing but a great idea."
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