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1. A person who uses obscenities, vulgarities, or profanities in their speech. Used especially in reference to a child or as a childish rebuke to an adult. Hey, you little latrine lips! If I hear you speaking like that around your grandmother again, you're going to be grounded for a week!
2. The use of such language Well, there's no need for the latrine lips, Rick. You could have just said "no" like a civilized person.
dated In the military, any gossip, rumor, or unfounded information passed along in the latrines of soldiers. If the latrine rumors are to be believed, we're going to be relocated to an area outside of Danang next week. You shouldn't believe every latrine rumor you hear, son. When soldiers have too much time on their hands, they start spinning stories.
dated In the military, the informal system of gossip, rumors, or unfounded information proliferated through the latrines of soldiers. If the latrine wireless is to be believed, we're going to be relocated to an area outside of Danang next week. You shouldn't believe everything you hear on the latrine wireless, son. When soldiers have too much time on their hands, they start spinning stories.
latrine lips(ləˈtrin ˈlɪps)
n. a person who uses dirty language. Hey, latrine lips! Cool it!
latrine rumor(ləˈtrin ˈrumɚ)
n. any rumor, especially one that is alleged to spread at the latrine [general toilet facilities]. (see also furphy, scuttlebutt.) Somebody started spreading a latrine rumor about the colonel’s wife.
latrine wireless(ləˈtrin ˈwɑɪɚləs)
n. the free exchange of information and gossip at the general toilet facilities. (see also grapevine, latrine rumor. This wireless alludes to the older term for a radio, not to modern wireless telephony.) It came over the latrine wireless this morning. We’re all shipping out.