henhouse

[ hen-hous ]
/ ˈhɛnˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural hen·hous·es [hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a shelter for poultry.

Nearby words

  1. hengchow,
  2. henge,
  3. hengelo,
  4. hengist,
  5. hengyang,
  6. henie,
  7. henie, sonja,
  8. henle,
  9. henle's ampulla,
  10. henle's fissures

Origin of henhouse

First recorded in 1505–15; hen + house

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British Dictionary definitions for hen-house

henhouse

/ (ˈhɛnˌhaʊs) /

noun

a coop for hens
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Word Origin and History for hen-house

hen-house

n.

1510s, from hen + house (n.). As a place cheifly inhabited by or ruled by women, from 1785.

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