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backhouse

[bak-hous] /ˈbækˌhaʊs/
noun, plural backhouses
[bak-hou-ziz] /ˈbækˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building behind the main building, often serving a subsidiary purpose.
2.
a privy; outhouse.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; back1 + house
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British Dictionary definitions for backhouse

backhouse

/ˈbækˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(Canadian) another word for outhouse
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Slang definitions & phrases for backhouse

backhouse

noun

An outdoor toilet house without plumbing; outhouse; fireless cooker, privy (mid-1800s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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