achterhuis

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑx.tərˌɦœy̯s/
  • Hyphenation: ach‧ter‧huis

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch achterhuus. Equivalent to achter +‎ huis.

Noun[edit]

achterhuis n (plural achterhuizen, diminutive achterhuisje n)

  1. back part of a house
  2. backhouse, outbuilding