Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
First recorded in 1505-15; hen + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for henhouse
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The man that they were discussing had come round to them past the henhouse.

  • That's Sol Cobb's henhouse and the old rooster is in, judgin' by the signs.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Dad says he cal'lates we'll have to build a raft to get to the henhouse on.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was a small stable and a henhouse and yard just behind it.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Perez turned, looked as directed, and saw the henhouse in flames.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Sam'l leant against the henhouse as if all his desire to depart had gone.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • They were china eggs which I found in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for henhouse


a coop for hens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for henhouse

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for henhouse

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for henhouse