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outhouse

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An outhouse marked WC

EtymologyEdit

out +‎ house

NounEdit

outhouse (plural outhouses)

  1. (dated) an outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.
  2. (Canada, US) an outbuilding containing a toilet, often just a seat over a cesspool

Usage notesEdit

The term outhouse usually refers to a permanent facility. Where an outdoor toilet is installed on a temporary basis, variants of portable toilet such as portapotty are generally used. The dated slang john and johnny house are sometimes also used to identify such toilet.

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