\ 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


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 One re-created a Tiki hut in his house to sip tropical cocktails with his wife. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2021 Then there’s a tiki hut in Key West—previously recommended to Vogue by designer Rosie Assoulin—where you are completely surrounded by the tropical waters. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 19 May 2021 Produced by Nash and the Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada in a Quonset hut studio Nash built on his property, Topaz is rooted in the dreamy Texas Hill Country that Nash calls home. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 3 May 2021 Manuwara Begum, 46, lives in a cardboard hut behind a five-star hotel and feels the inequity keenly. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2021 He was proclaimed a hero, and the Scout hut and family picnic area were named after him. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Mar. 2021 In a peasant hut in Central China, where he was being held prisoner, Mr. Topping, as a young correspondent, listened all night to the thundering artillery. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2020 For this holiday, a temporary hut called a sukkah is constructed for use. Sergio Carmona,, 9 Oct. 2020 The inspiration for the project came from True North, a Quonset hut community in Detroit. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2020

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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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“Hut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hut

: a small and simple house or building


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Kids Definition of hut

: a small roughly made and often temporary dwelling

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