hut

noun
\ˈhət \

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, ˈhəp \

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

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In the same climactic closing montage, Camille discovers from John Keene that Amma used to play in the hut with Natalie and Ann, which—if Willis’s theory is correct—puts her in imminent danger. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sharp Objects Episode 4: Something's Rotten in Wind Gap," 30 July 2018 Finally Stevie J’s, a little hut at 1831 W. Jefferson Street, unfortunately gets a DNF. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "After an extensive taste test, here are the best BBQ ribs in Louisville," 29 June 2018 Some women have to sleep in the huts for an entire week. New York Times, "Where a Taboo Is Leading to the Deaths of Young Girls," 19 June 2018 These huts smell of disgusting alcoholic drinks, wurst and sweaty winter coats. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Europe in Winter: 35 Reasons to Visit Off-Season," 21 Nov. 2018 Enjoy sushi and spirits at Stevenson's, or surf and turf at Tidepools, which was built to resemble huts floating in a lagoon. 24. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 He was employed since age 16 in the one of the world's loneliest jobs: lamp lighter on a rompong — a wooden fishing raft with a hut on top — moored about 125 kilometers (78 miles) off the coast of North Sulawesi. Ali Kotarumalos, Fox News, "Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 7 weeks at sea," 24 Sep. 2018 Fans have noticed huts at Titanic Studios in Belfast, where the GoT cast and crew usually film. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Season 8: Everything We Know," 25 July 2018 The scenic beachscape was even complete with its own tiki hut and mini boardwalk, which Karl later took his final bow on. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Turned Its Runway Into a Beach—Complete With an Ocean and Lifeguards On Duty," 2 Oct. 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 \

Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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