sleepout


sleepout
A verandah, porch, or outbuilding that is used for sleeping accommodation. The word first appears in the 1920s, and was often used when hot weather encouraged people to sleep in a sheltered area that might receive cooling night breezes. The porch or verandah is sometimes built in with windows or walls so that it eventually becomes a permanent extra bedroom.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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