house of office

Definition of house of office

: a building or room (as a kitchen or pantry) used for domestic purposes especially : privy

First Known Use of house of office

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for house of office

Middle English hous of offyce

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“House of office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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