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: an often small and temporary dwelling of simple construction : shack
: a simple shelter from the elements
hut verb
used to mark a marching cadence

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
Then again, there’s nothing quite like the Art Shanty Projects, in which intrepid Minnesota artists in insulated jumpsuits and ice cleats annually recreate traditional ice fishing huts, called shanties, in their own eccentric style on a frozen lake in Minneapolis. Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Under their massive tiki hut live bands take the stage most nights. Josie Gulliksen, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Day 2 consisted of a 17-mile slog over cold, wet tundra to another hut, where corny jokes and sour gummies helped keep their spirits up. Cheryl Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 The artists, wearing life jackets, began dismantling huts one by one. Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Several buyers expressed interest in razing the Quonset hut and building another resort or bistro, a prospect that had locals reeling. Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Details: Despite its location near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Dania Beach is a quiet little jewel with a fishing pier, tiki-style huts and soft sand. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Inside her hut atop the hill, the girl called to the child’s father. Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2024 From the comfort of a second-class sleeper berth, passengers get an unfiltered view of everyday life as the train inches along the backs of huts where buffalo roam, kids play cricket, and the smell of fried cooking wafts through the open doors. Monisha Rajesh, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hut was in 1655

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Cite this Entry

“Hut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a small and often temporary dwelling or shelter : shack

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