[out-hous] /ˈaʊtˌhaʊs/

noun, plural outhouses
[out-hou-ziz] /ˈaʊtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
an outbuilding with one or more seats and a pit serving as a toilet; privy.
any outbuilding.
a building near to, but separate from, a main building; outbuilding
(US) an outside lavatory

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


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