Definition of outhouse in English:

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outhouse

Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌhous/

noun

1chiefly North American An outbuilding containing a toilet, typically with no plumbing.
Example sentences
  • Houses come with a genuine corrugated metal roof, clapboard siding and an outhouse (with modern plumbing, of course).
  • Toilet paper, around for almost 300 years, hasn't changed much in the past century since indoor plumbing replaced outhouses - and the dried leaves people used.
  • When they moved in, there was no indoor plumbing, only an outhouse at the back of the property.
Synonyms
privy, latrine, outdoor toilet
1.1Any outbuilding.
Example sentences
  • Sheds, outhouses, garages, barns were emptied of their contents - chainsaws, power tools, mowers, bicycles - at first by unknown hands and then what was left by the owners.
  • Manor houses with extensive outhouses and grounds cost €450,000 to €600,000.
  • It also guarantees work for the remaining weavers who work the wool into bales of cloth in sheds, barns and outhouses along the Atlantic stretch.

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Syllabification: out·house

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