Definition of garden house in US English:

garden house

noun

  • 1A small building in a garden, especially one used for sitting in during fine weather; a summer house.

  • 2Chiefly United States regional (east Midland). An outside toilet, an outhouse, a privy.

  • 3A house situated in or having a garden; (in later use) specifically a suburban villa or country residence in India.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From garden + house.

Pronunciation

garden house

/ˈɡɑːdn haʊs/