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See also: back-house and back house

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From back +‎ house.

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backhouse (plural backhouses)

  1. (now dialectal) An outbuilding behind the main building.
  2. (US, Canada, euphemistic) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
    • 1847, Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language:
      BACK'HOUSE... a necessary.
    • 1939, Christopher Morley, chapter II, in Kitty Foyle, page 23:
      [] the chlorides Mother was always throwing into the little outdoor backhouse []

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  • Oxford English Dictionary. "back-house, n."

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