Definition of Wendy house in English:

Wendy house

noun

British
  • 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..’

Origin

Named after the house built around Wendy in J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan.

Pronunciation

Wendy house

/ˈwɛndi haʊs/