- adj. 私人的；不公开的；秘密参与的
- n. 有利害关系的人；厕所
- privy (adj.)
- "private," early 13c., from Old French privé "friendly, intimate; a private place," from Latin privatus "private, personal" (see private (adj.)). Meaning "participating in (a secret)" (usually with to) is attested from late 14c. Related: Privily. Privy Council is from c. 1300 in a general sense; specifically of the British government, first attested late 14c., as consaile priue. Privy member "organ of sex" is from late 13c.
- privy (n.)
- "toilet," c. 1200, from Old French privé, privee "latrine," literally "private place," from noun use of adjective privé (see privy (adj.)).
- 1. Only three people, including a policeman, will be privy to the facts.
- 2. The privy's out the back.
- 3. She was not privy to any information contained in the letters.
- 4. Very few of them were privy to the details of the conspiracy.
- 5. The Privy Council tipped the promoters of the company to go ahead.
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