Outhouses

Detached structures in domestic contexts containing one or more seats and a pit serving as toilets; distinguished from "latrines" which are similar structures in public contexts. For rooms that are within buildings and have such simple facilities, use "privies.".

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19133
Names
outhouses
outhouse
necessary houses
necessaries
offices
privaathuisjes Dutch
privaathuisje Dutch
buiten wc's Dutch
gemakhuisjes Dutch
excusados exteriores Spanish
excusado exterior Spanish

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Detached structures in domestic contexts containing one or more seats and a pit serving as toilets; distinguished from "latrines" which are similar structures in public contexts. For rooms that are within buildings and have such simple facilities, use "privies."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300137896. The J. Paul Getty Trust.