I have seen some kids who can't go to the restroom in time and their poops stain on their underwear. I would like to know what word I can use to describe this situation?

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I'm probably going to regret this, but the vulgar and casual expression you are looking for is skid marks, the bane of laundry day.

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    Rather than being vulgar, its a polite euphemism used by housewives/househusbands to discuss their laundry problems. Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 5:50
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    Alternatively, a "racing stripe". Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 6:04
  • Adidas comes to mind
    – mplungjan
    Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 7:56

Encopresis is the medical term to describe it.

  • The adjective form is encopretic.
    – JLG
    Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 21:34


  • smartypants — a kid too smart for his/her pants
  • poopypants — a kid who either really has no control, or acts like one who has no control, over his/her digestive egress

I would say if there was poop in the underwear the one word I would use to describe them is stinky.


I would say "soiled themselves" is a better way to say it.

  • It's expected that definitions from reliable sources are given here.
    – Joachim
    Commented Dec 2, 2023 at 14:08

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