One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A toy house large enough for children to play in.
- ‘It will be a scale model of a Romany caravan about the size of a Wendy house for children to play in.’
- ‘A council spokesman said: ‘As the Wendy house borders a highway, the law states that planning permission is required.’’
- ‘A further charming addition to the garden is a Wendy house.’
- ‘The chicken house looks like a superior Wendy house.’
- ‘The leather Wendy house that Bill constructed at the bottom of the garden out of some scraps of hide from his workshop gets good use.’
- ‘Her 21st century Wendy house impressed manufacturers after she won a top prize in a national contest organised by the Trading Standards Institute to dream up safe playthings.’
- ‘Members voted unanimously to take no further action over the Wendy house.’
- ‘The Wendy house could be sold already painted and made up, or it might be supplied in plain card so that people can turn it into whatever they want.’
- ‘St Mark's Anglican Church resembles a dainty Wendy house with gothic windows while Catholic St Patrick's transepts make it larger, more eager.’
- ‘At one end are two plastic Wendy houses for them to play in.’
- ‘They had little motorbikes and a Wendy house and a big tree to climb.’
- ‘Wai Hah, a pupil at St Georges RC High in Walkden, said: ‘I used to have a Wendy house which I played in with my two sisters.’’
- ‘We leave the Wendy house (carefully does it) and he takes me into the engine room of his empire by a back door.’
- ‘The celebrity pair - who have a combined fortune estimated at over £50 million - also secured permission for a lavish brick Wendy house..’
Named after the house built around Wendy in J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.