Definitions for playhouseˈpleɪˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
play•houseˈpleɪˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
Ref: theater (def. 1). 1
a small house for children to play in.
Origin of playhouse:
1590–1600; cf. OE pleghūs, as gloss of L theātrumtheater
playhouse, wendy house(noun)
plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
A theater; a venue for performing plays.
A toy house for children to play in; a cubby house or Wendy house.
Origin: play + house
a building used for dramatic exhibitions; a theater
a house for children to play in; a toyhouse