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WordPronunciationDefinitionSource
outhouse(out'hous')n. An outdoor toilet housed in a small structure. The American Heritage Dictionary - Second College Edition
outhouse(out'hous')n. 1. An enclosed structure having a seat with one or two holes over a pit and serving as an outdoor toilet. 2. An outbuilding, as on a farm. The American Heritage College Dictionary - Third Edition
outhouse\aut-haus\n. OUTBUILDING: esp: PRIVY Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
 I received the following from a Mr. Wm. J. Bowen in Europe regarding some Outhouse information that I found interesting.   
    "Mr. Bowen has been fascinated by the UK terms used concerning the 'lieux d'aisance' and their social implications and offers the following explanation of the following various terms:  
  "Toilet"  lower class (probable origin : "toilette" a fine 18th century Dutch cloth used for upper class women's apparel in France.
"Tallyrand spent 4 hours at his morning toilet while having breakfast (chocolate) and receiving visitors".
 
  
"Bog"  public school term.  
  "Thunder box"  military term of times past for a portable chamber pot.  
  "Loo"  reputed to be a theatrical term and today the general usage term (definitely not "U").
False euphemistic origin : The "place", the "lieu".
"The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker" by Tobais Smollet : "The chamber maid would cry "Garaloo" ("gare à l'eau") before emptying the chamber pot into the street from the upstairs window.
 
  "Crapper" US  Apparently one Thomas Crapper patented in the UK a "Silent Valveless Water Waste Preventer".
You can read all kind of information about Thomas Crapper by doing a search on our web site or go to the FAQ section and Folklore section.
 
  "John"  apparently, Sir John Harrington invented the principle of the apparatus in the late 16th century.  
  "W.C."  "Water Closet", a term still used in many places Europe.  
  "Crap"  it might be suggested that popular parlance and uninhibited punning spawned such terms as "love" for zero in tennis ("l'oeuf" = "goose egg" or nil in the early "jeu de paume") and "craps" ("crepes" an 18th century dice game mentioned in Casanova).  

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