pot

   1. to kill by shooting
   Referring to hunting for the cooking pot, but now also used of attempts to kill or wound:
    ... wasn't anything much else to shoot at so I took to potting them. (Sharpe, 1978)
   A pot-shot is one taken without premeditation.
   2. a habitual drunkard
   The drinking vessel rather than the slang for a belly. Whence pot valour, drunken courage and, rarely, potted, drunk.
   See also pot walloper.
   3. a receptacle for urine
   Literally, any container for liquids:
    I had taught him to use a pot. (N. Mitford, 1960)
   Also as the diminutive po:
    Eeny-meeny, miney-mo,
   Sit a on a po.
   When he's done, wipe his bum...
   (old rhyme)
   4. marijuana
   Either derived from the American Indian potaguya or from the container in which the leaves and stalks are cooked or brewed. The shortening of pot liquor to pot favours the latter:
    ... to graduate to student parties to smoke pot. (Bradbury, 1976)

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