Definitions for outhouseˈaʊtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•houseˈaʊtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es

  1. an outbuilding serving as a toilet; privy.

  2. any outbuilding.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakes(noun)

    a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate


  1. outhouse(Noun)

    An outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.

  2. outhouse(Noun)

    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.


  1. Outhouse

    An outhouse, also commonly known as a privy or earth closet, is a small structure, separate from a main building, which covers a pit toilet. The term can also sometimes refer to other outbuildings.

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