outhouse outhouse  /ˈaʊt ˌhaʊs/


  • (n) a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate



  1. Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner walks a dangerous rope: it often picks its topics out of the headlines, and sometimes finds its humor in the neighborhood of the outhouse.
  2. second arrest of in four years for sloshing around in the waste vault under a New England outhouse.
  3. The movie leaves little doubt that if Kerry had been half the campaigner Moore is, he'd be in the White House, not the political outhouse, today.


  1. Kicking the Crap Out of MS

    An event in our region uses outhouses to help defeat MS.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WTAJ-TV Altoona

  2. The Mothership Connection: Funktastic Career Tips From Funk Legend George Clinton

    He's been in the business for 60 years, and is still going strong. The founder and shamanistic frontman of the seminal funk bands Parliament-Funkadelic and the P-Funk All Stars reflects on his long career, and shares lessons he's learned along the way. George Clinton was born in an outhouse in North Carolina in 1941. At 13 he persuaded four friends to form a doo-wop band, the Parliaments. Years ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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  1. Byrd's foster father was a miner who frequently changed jobs, and Byrd recalled that the family's house was "without electricity, ...... no running water, no telephone, a little wooden outhouse."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: Salon

  2. "I don't mind being in the outhouse. I don't mind being the goat. I don't mind being the villain [or] hated," Artest said. "I've been that my whole career, so it's not like it's anything new. I don't mind people jumping on the bandwagon or...
    on May 28, 2010 By: Ron Artest Source: ESPN

  3. "It's a short walk from the outhouse to the penthouse," Novak said. "This is what a kicker dreams about. There are ups and downs, and this was the up."
    on Nov 5, 2006 By: Nick Novak Source: USA Today

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