outhouse (plural outhouses)
- (dated) an outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.
- (Canada, US) an outbuilding containing a toilet, often just a seat over a cesspool
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.
- (toilet): shithouse (US)