bahut

noun

ba·​hut
ˈbäˌhu̇t,
bəˈhu̇t,
-üt,
F bȧᵫ̅
plural -s
1
: a chest or cabinet
especially : one having a rounded top and used as furniture
2
a
: a low wall raised above the main cornice of a building and carrying the roof compare attic
b
: a parapet wall solid and generally not decorative
often : the rounded top course of masonry of such a wall

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bahut was in 1840

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“Bahut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bahut. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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