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

At the center of their world is a gathering of huts, where modern and abnormally loud pop music often blares. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "As the Amazon fires rage, members of this indigenous community brace for their world to change," 29 Aug. 2019 In Mufuma, a tiny community of red clay huts, day turned to night. USA Today, "Were Wanda Tucker’s ancestors America’s first slaves? A difficult search for answers in far-away Angola," 22 Aug. 2019 Across the glade a chorus of bleats drifts from a crumbling hut, shaped from thatch and earth. The Economist, "Housing microfinance can help poor people build better homes," 18 July 2019 The Peace House, the venue for the summit, is just south of the blue huts. Fox News, "Venue for Koreas summit a symbol of division," 26 Apr. 2018 According to witnesses, villagers were locked into huts and burned alive. Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, "Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime president, dies at 95," 5 Sep. 2019 Sleeping pad: Many huts come with bunks or beds already furnished with mattresses. Ryan Wichelns, The Know, "The best hut trips in Colorado for summertime adventures," 18 July 2019 Accommodations are bountiful In every price and luxury category, from no-frills camping and huts to legendary five-star resorts. Jerry Soverinsky, USA TODAY, "Chamonix, France: An Alpine outdoor adventure paradise for every sport, skill and budget," 16 July 2019 Trump, wearing a dark suit, emerged from Freedom House on the South Korean side, walked along gravel between two blue huts to the demarcation line and stopped there to wait for Kim to approach. Michael Crowley, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump steps into North Korea and agrees with Kim Jong Un to resume talks," 30 June 2019

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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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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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