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backhouse

[ bak-hous ]
/ ˈbækˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural back·hous·es [bak-hou-ziz] /ˈbækˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a building behind the main building, often serving a subsidiary purpose.
a privy; outhouse.

Nearby words

backhand, backhanded, backhander, backhaul, backhoe, backhouse, backie, backing, backing dog, backing light, backing store

Origin of backhouse

First recorded in 1550–60; back1 + house
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British Dictionary definitions for backhouse

backhouse

/ (ˈbækˌhaʊs) /

noun

Canadian another word for outhouse
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