\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Definition of hut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an often small and temporary dwelling of simple construction : shack
2 : a simple shelter from the elements
\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) , ˈhəp How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Definition of hut (Entry 2 of 2)

used to mark a marching cadence

Other Words from hut


hut verb

Synonyms for hut

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of hut in a Sentence

Noun smoke rose from a fisherman's hut on the shore of the lake
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sows each have their own little hut, and the huts are scattered around a pasture. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 The owner, Steve Pitts, 64, wore a white mud cloth from Mali with a black elephant on its back and a hut surrounded by black ankhs on the front. Joshua Burrell, Chicago Tribune, 3 July 2022 After nearly three weeks of hauling wood while eating almost nothing except for seaweed, Limansky’s body gave out before his hut was even halfway complete. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 17 June 2022 The rental hut overlooking the quarry along the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill and the Riverwalk Café. Michelle Mullins, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Athletes instead lean hard on the excellent Swiss hut system, and the occasional valley hotel, for most food and lodging—which frees them to run with packs that weigh nine pounds or less, not counting water. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2022 It’s not fair to call Red Mountain Alpine Lodge a hut. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020 In 1601 a religious ascetic named Ihor Manyaski retreated to this gorge and built a crude hut on the hillside. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 There had been a small hut covered with leaves with other residents seeking shelter. Michael Roppolo, CBS News, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hut


1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hut


French hutte, from Old French hute, from Old High German hutta hut; probably akin to Old English hȳd skin, hide


probably alteration of hep entry 1

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Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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