summerhouse

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From Middle English somer-hous, from Old English sumerhūs, sumorhūs, equivalent to summer +‎ house. Compare Dutch zomerhuis, German Sommerhaus, Danish sommerhus, Swedish sommarhus.

Noun[edit]

summerhouse (plural summerhouses)

  1. A house owned not as a primary residence and used as vacation home during warm weather months of the year.
  2. An outbuilding in a garden where the owners can relax in warm weather.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 138:
      "When he had religion he used to be always hammerin' up seats and summer-houses and things out of bits of twisty wood. Mad over that, he was."

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