Outbuilding vs Outhouse - What's the difference?

outbuilding | outhouse | Related terms |

Outhouse is a related term of outbuilding.


As nouns the difference between outbuilding and outhouse

is that outbuilding is a building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building while outhouse is an outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.

outbuilding

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building
  • outhouse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) an outbuilding, a small structure located away, or not directly accessed from, a main building.
  • *
  • plenty of sand and cement had been found in one of the outhouses
  • (label) an outbuilding containing a toilet, often just a seat over a cesspool
  • Usage notes

    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.

    Synonyms

    * (toilet) shithouse (US)