back·​house | \ ˈbak-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce backhouse (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In the back yard is the backhouse, which is attached to the main home. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence opens historical homes for holiday tour," 2 Dec. 2019 One of the oldest homes in Brooklyn Heights, a Federal-style, wood-frame house that dates to the early 19th century, with a two-bedroom backhouse, is about to go on the market for the first time in nearly 60 years. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "Federal-Style Brooklyn Heights House for $7 Million," 23 Sep. 2016 Cindy Bell Coleman: The backhouse was his hang out place. Gary Graff, Billboard, "New Book & Box Set to Detail Short, Brilliant Career of Big Star's Chris Bell: Exclusive Chapter & Song Premiere," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of backhouse

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Backhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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