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Sunday house, noun phrase

Origin:
South African Dutch
A house in town which is used by a country family during their visits to attend church; church house; kerkhuis, see Kerk sense 2; nagmaalhuis, see Nagmaal sense 3; tuishuis; Zondagshuis.
[1851 R. Gray Jrnls of Two Visitations 11Many of the Dutch farmers have built small houses for themselves, which they occupy during the ‘nacht maal’ (communion), and occasionally when they come in on a Sunday.]
1975 S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 37A few private houses with their verandahs bordering the street. In the old days, they were ‘little Sunday houses’ where the farmers stayed when they came into town for ‘Nagmaal’ (communion services).
A house in town which is used by a country family during their visits to attend church; church house; kerkhuis, see Kerk2; nagmaalhuis, see Nagmaal3; tuishuis; Zondagshuis.

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