shithouse

noun

shit·​house ˈshit-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce shithouse (audio)
plural shithouses
vulgar slang : outhouse, privy
… I was going to this little one-room schoolhouse just up the street from my house. All the grades were in one room, and there was a shithouse out back, which stank.Stephen King
Phrases
built like a brick shithouse
vulgar slang : very strongly or impressively built
used especially of a person
My close friend Kyle was an all-star soccer player in college, built like a brick shithouse and a total dreamboat with the ladies …Matthew J. X. Malady

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shithouse was in 1659

Dictionary Entries Near shithouse

Cite this Entry

“Shithouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shithouse. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!