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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
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Definition of hut (Entry 2 of 2)

used to mark a marching cadence

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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


smoke rose from a fisherman's hut on the shore of the lake

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There are wood and canvas glamp tents for families and couples, and tiny wooden A-frame huts with double beds, sleeping two. Pamela Wright,, "5 easy New England getaways before summer ends," 6 Aug. 2019 In town centers, in middle-class neighborhoods with fenced yards, and around palm-thatched huts where women cook over open fires, dogs — black and white, dusty brown, friendly and furtive — are everywhere. James Gorman, New York Times, "Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.," 22 July 2019 Known for its high-design rest stops and scenic hiking huts, Norway has yet another amenity to add to its roster of impressive glamping options. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "End your hike in style at this gorgeous pentagonal cabin," 27 June 2019 One hut even offered fry bread wrapped around hot dogs. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Hiking to Havasupai: How far is it, what's Mooney Falls like and everything you need to know," 24 June 2019 Local police tried to convince hut dwellers to leave their homes. Washington Post, "India’s west coast hunkers down as Cyclone Vayu approaches," 13 June 2019 Local police tried to convince hut dwellers to leave their homes. Fox News, "India's west coast hunkers down as Cyclone Vayu approaches," 13 June 2019 But almost everything else was left in the Camp Century trenches: prefabricated huts that served as dorms and mess halls, tables, chairs, sinks, mattresses, bunks, urinals, the billiards table. Jon Gertner, WIRED, "The Top Secret Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice," 12 June 2019 A decade ago, the only foreigners in the city were Western backpackers seeking bamboo huts, $1 meals and cheap marijuana on empty stretches of sand. Shashank Bengalistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Chinese money transformed a sleepy beach town in Cambodia. Then came disaster," 4 Aug. 2019

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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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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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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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