hut

noun
\ 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

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Other Words from hut

Noun

hut verb

Synonyms for hut

Synonyms: Noun

cabin, camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hutch, hutment, shack, shanty

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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

Two rows, each with a couple dozen huts and calf pens, were on display for visitors. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "I took a tour of Fair Oaks Farms. Here's what I saw.," 10 June 2019 The village is surrounded by spear-bearing Africans and huts emblazoned with ANC flags. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 Just three small huts remained in Baeza by the mid-1800s. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland," 17 July 2018 Look at the situation of house, a hut in a tent colony for refugees. Haroon Janjua, Fox News, "Ex-refugees struggle with their Afghanistan homecoming," 20 Mar. 2018 Guests can pick up splash-proof reading material right there at the towel hut. Maria Carter, Country Living, "Waterproof Books Let You Read While You're In the Pool and Bath," 15 Nov. 2016 Two of the hut’s walls are built from doors that swing open to the outside. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 Nineteen-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang had been working as a lamp keeper on a rompong — a floating hut used to catch fish — when strong winds snapped the rope anchoring the vessel and carried him out to sea. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Indonesian Teen Aldi Novel Adilang Survived 49 Days at Sea in a Tiny Fishing Raft," 24 Sep. 2018 But as we near a few huts made of branches and draped with mosquito netting, a slender woman in a worn T-shirt and sari totters toward us. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Farmers, tourists, and cattle threaten to wipe out some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of hut

Noun

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Interjection

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hut

Noun

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

Interjection

probably alteration of hep entry 1

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The first known use of hut was in 1655

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hut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hut

: a small and simple house or building

hut

noun
\ ˈhət How to pronounce hut (audio) \

Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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