Definitions for outhouseˈaʊtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
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out•houseˈaʊtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
an outbuilding serving as a toilet; privy.
Origin of outhouse:
outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakes(noun)
a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
An outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.
An outdoor toilet, (or often just a seat over a cesspool) in a wooden cubicle, where the term is usually referring to a permanent facility. Where an outdoor toilet is installed on a temporary basis, the term portable toilet is generally used. The slang terms john and johnny house are sometimes used to identify an outdoor toilet; see also privy.