buitekamer, noun

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Formerly also buitenkamer.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier Dutch buitenkamer), buite outside + kamer room.
Architecture
An outside room, occasionally an out-building but usually a part of a dwelling with access to the exterior.
1913 A.B. Marchand Dirk, S. African 8 (Swart)He stowed it away in the buitekamer, the sleeping-place kept for way-faring men.
1919 M.M. Steyn Diary 129I had what was called a ‘buiten kamer’ (outside room).
1948 H.C. Bosman in L. Abrahams Unto Dust (1963) 50Why my wire-cutters are rusting in the buitekamer from disuse, is not because the border is better patrolled than it was in the old days.
1973 Fair Lady 30 May 14In her buitekamer..was always the smell of moist moss, of earth and the mingling scent of flowers.
An outside room, occasionally an out-building but usually a part of a dwelling with access to the exterior.

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