Definitions for privyˈprɪv i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(noun)

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakes(adj)

    a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

  3. privy, secluded, secret(adj)

    hidden from general view or use

    "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"

  4. privy(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known

    "privy to the details of the conspiracy"

GCIDE

  1. Privy(n.)

    A necessary house or place for performing excretory functions in private; an outhouse; a backhouse.

Wiktionary

  1. privy(Noun)

    an outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.

  2. privy(Noun)

    A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.

  3. privy(Adjective)

    Private, exclusive; that is one's own.

    The king retreated to his privy chamber.

  4. privy(Adjective)

    Secret, hidden, concealed.

  5. privy(Adjective)

    With knowledge of; party to; let in on.

    He was privy to the discussions.

  6. Origin: privé, from privatus. More at private

Webster Dictionary

  1. Privy(adj)

    of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse

  2. Privy(adj)

    secret; clandestine

  3. Privy(adj)

    appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public

  4. Privy(adj)

    admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing

  5. Privy(noun)

    a partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party

  6. Privy(noun)

    a necessary house or place; a backhouse

  7. Origin: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

CrunchBase

  1. Privy

    Privy is an invitation-only private global network and online/mobile travel platform that enables a select group of key transpacific influencers to coordinate roving itineraries and share city insider tips in a trusted and filtered environment. Privy provides a unique opportunity for luxury/hospitality brands to connect at the point-of-sale to a hyper-targeted affluent set of key influencers who are already sharing travel plans and lifestyle reviews.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    I was incredibly surprised to learn there were components of the deal that Congress was not going to be privy to.

  2. Jack Falahee:

    There has been a conversation about it, i'm not privy to all of the discussion that happens in the writers' room, but I do know early on the topic of safer sex has been brought up.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An old quote says that none can fool all the people ALL THE TIME, but the fact is that no one can do this AT ANY TIME as some persons are surely going to be privy to it AT EACH TIME.

  4. Armand Balilo:

    We want to peacefully resolve our overlapping exclusive economic zone claims to avoid further friction which may result in an accident, there are ongoing backroom talks to come to an agreement but I am not privy to these talks.

  5. Steve Carell:

    There was a level of fraud on a national scale that people were not privy to that could happen again tomorrow, i think it's a cautionary tale and I hope it starts conversations about how to change things and to avoid it happening again because it could be far worse next time.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خاص, سريArabic
  • Abort, eingeweiht, Klo, geheimGerman
  • retreteSpanish
  • käymälä, puucee, perillä, yksityinen, tietoinen, salainen, ulkokäymälä, ulkovessaFinnish
  • privé, unique, complice, exclusif, instruitFrench
  • consciumLatin
  • torohē, turumaMāori
  • utedoNorwegian
  • medeplichtig, exclusief, privé, ingeweid, uniekDutch
  • utedoNorwegian Nynorsk
  • wychodek, wygódka, sławojka, latrynaPolish
  • confidencial, particular, privado, banheiro, privativo, exclusivoPortuguese
  • осведомлённый, уборная, отхожее место, посвящённый, личный, приватный, частныйRussian
  • dass, invigd, utedassSwedish

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