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hovel

noun hov·el \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

: a small, poorly built and often dirty house

Full Definition of HOVEL

1
:  an open shed or shelter
2
3
:  a small, wretched, and often dirty house :  hut
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Examples of HOVEL

  1. <refugees living in crowded hovels>

Origin of HOVEL

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

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HOVELS Defined for Kids

hovel

noun hov·el \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

Definition of HOVEL for Kids

:  a small poorly built usually dirty house

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