noun \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

: a small, poorly built and often dirty house

Full Definition of HOVEL

:  an open shed or shelter
:  a small, wretched, and often dirty house :  hut

Examples of HOVEL

  1. <refugees living in crowded hovels>

Origin of HOVEL

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with HOVEL


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