meaning of bedpan

bedpan meaning in General Dictionary

A pan for warming beds

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  • a shallow vessel utilized by a bedridden client for defecation and urination
  • A pan for heating beds.
  • A shallow chamber vessel, therefore built that it can be employed by an unwell person during intercourse.

bedpan meaning in Etymology Dictionary

additionally bed-pan, 1580s, from sleep (n.) + cooking pan (letter.).


bedpan meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A pan for warming beds.

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  • (letter.) A shallow chamber vessel, therefore built that it could be used by a sick person during sex.