privy house

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From privy (outhouse) to clarify the intended sense, likely under the influence of Anglo-Norman privé hostel (attested in an 1139 British source) and Latin domus privata (1141).[1]

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privy house (plural privy houses)

  1. An outhouse: an outbuilding used for urination and defecation.

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  1. ^ "privy, adj., n., and adv." in the Oxford English Dictionary (2007), Oxford: Oxford University Press.