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outhouse

[out-hous] /ˈaʊtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural outhouses
[out-hou-ziz] /ˈaʊtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an outbuilding with one or more seats and a pit serving as a toilet; privy.
2.
any outbuilding.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; out- + house
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British Dictionary definitions for out house

outhouse

/ˈaʊtˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a building near to, but separate from, a main building; outbuilding
2.
(US) an outside lavatory
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Word Origin and History for out house

outhouse

n.

early 14c., "shed, outbuilding," from out + house (n.). Sense of "a privy" (principally American English) is first attested 1819.

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