a detached building subordinate to a main building.

Origin of outbuilding

First recorded in 1620–30; out- + building
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Related Words for out-building

latrine, bathroom, lavatory, outbuilding, shed, privy, washroom, WC

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British Dictionary definitions for out-building



a building subordinate to but separate from a main building; outhouse
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Word Origin and History for out-building

"a detached or subordinate building," 1620s, from out + building (n.).

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