- a building separate from but located near a main building or dwelling
- a small structure used for defecating or urinating, typically having a seat with a hole over a deep pit
- A small, enclosed structure having one or two holes in a seat built over a pit and serving as an outdoor toilet.
- An outbuilding, as on a farm.
The term outhouse usually refers to a permanent facility. Where an outdoor toilet is installed on a temporary basis, variants of portable toilet such as portapotty are generally used. The dated slang john and johnny house are sometimes also used to identify such toilet.
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- Water free toilets are no longer limited to those that resemble - and smell like - your great grandfather's outhouse.
- All of these special design touches raised the status of the bathroom from its former placement as an outhouse ten or more feet away from the home.
- I can remember more than one time with a case of flu in the dead of winter - running back and forth to the outhouse.
- She grimaced, expecting an outhouse, and was pleasantly surprised at the cozy but modern bathroom.