hovel

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noun hov·el \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

Definition of hovel

  1. 1 :  an open shed or shelter

  2. 2 :  tabernacle

  3. 3 :  a small, wretched, and often dirty house :  hut

Examples of hovel in a sentence

  1. <refugees living in crowded hovels>

Origin and Etymology of hovel

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


HOVEL Defined for English Language Learners

hovel

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noun hov·el \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

Definition of hovel for English Language Learners

  • : a small, poorly built and often dirty house


HOVEL Defined for Kids

hovel

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noun hov·el \ˈhə-vəl, ˈhä-\

Definition of hovel for Students

  1. :  a small poorly built usually dirty house



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