Zondagshuis, noun

Zondagshuise /ˈzɔndaxs ˈhœɪsə/, /ˈzɔndaxs ˈheɪsə/, and (formerly) Zondagshuizen.
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (now obsolete), from Dutch Zondag Sunday + linking phoneme -s- + huis house.
Sunday house. Also zondagshuisje [Dutch -je see -ie].
1900 M. Marquard Lett. from Boer Parsonage (1967) 75Zondagshuizen are being broken into and searched, — my heart is sore for many of our people with the terrible loss this will mean to them.
1900 M. Marquard Lett. from Boer Parsonage (1967) 78Tomorrow is Ascension day: no church yet. One of the elders promised to come on Sunday, though he’ll find it moeilijk for his zondagshuis has been pillaged by the Soldiers of the Queen.
1967 L. Marquard in M. Marquard Lett. from Boer Parsonage 24A feature of Winburg, as of any small Free State town, was the Zondagshuisje (little Sunday house)...These houses were, as the name indicates, intended for week-end use only, but after the Boer War, when it sometimes became necessary to have children living in town for school, the Zondagshuis served that additional purpose.
Sunday house. Also zondagshuisje-je see -ie.
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