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noun out·house \ˈau̇t-ˌhau̇s\

Simple Definition of outhouse

  • : a small outdoor building that is used as a toilet

  • : a small building (such as a shed) that is separated from a main building

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outhouse

  1. :  outbuilding; especially :  privy 1a

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