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  • noun A child's play house.


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  • The usual Aussie term for a backyard playhouse. They can be quite elaborate affairs.

    September 15, 2008

  • Good spot frindley; one of those words that is so much part of the landscape here I hardly notice it. Now I'm wondering what they are called in other countries.

    September 15, 2008

  • I was deprived of a cubby house in my childhood. I was always jealous of our neighbours, whose father built one for them. The worries of a seven-year-old :)

    What are they called everywhere else?

    September 15, 2008

  • Here in the states, I often hear them called play structures, which is rather uninspiring.

    When I was growing up, we had some trees and a hedge that fit the bill.

    What I always wanted was a tree house.

    September 15, 2008

  • We always called them playhouses--or, if in a tree, treehouses.

    September 15, 2008