\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: privy 2

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/bak"hows'/, n., pl. backhouses /-how'ziz/.
1. a building behind the main building, often serving a subsidiary purpose.
2. a privy; outhouse.
[1550-60; BACK1 + HOUSE]

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obs. f. bakehouse.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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