shack

noun
\ ˈshak How to pronounce shack (audio) \

Definition of shack

1 : hut, shanty
2 : a room or similar enclosed structure for a particular person or use a guard shack

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Examples of shack in a Sentence

an old shack in the woods a farmer's shack out in the fields that's used for lambing and as a shelter from storms
Recent Examples on the Web At the shack, customers can purchase small amounts of oysters to-go, shucked in front of them, and perhaps grilled. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "As Maryland’s wild oyster season starts, experts worry coronavirus fears may reduce demand," 19 Oct. 2020 Johnny’s cousin hushed the others in the shack on Thailand’s border with Myanmar. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "‘We Were Bulletproof’: As Child Soldiers Grow Up, Legacy of War Lingers," 12 Oct. 2020 In the years since, the Smith shack has grown still more character-rich. Star Tribune, "Visits to the Smith's shack for duck hunting openers always the best of times," 26 Sep. 2020 One evening, in a jungle clearing in front of their shack, Luther and his girlfriend’s family gathered around a cellphone to watch a video of a gospel choir. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "‘We Were Bulletproof’: As Child Soldiers Grow Up, Legacy of War Lingers," 12 Oct. 2020 Santa is expected to return to the shack in December with new health regulations to keep visitors safe during the coronavirus, Edwards said. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake City’s iconic ‘Santa Shack’ is home to a new Keto bakery," 9 Oct. 2020 Memories abound from decades of visiting the Smith family's shack. Star Tribune, "Visits to the Smith's shack for duck hunting openers always the best of times," 26 Sep. 2020 Agro reportedly said masks wouldn't have made an impact in his small-sized coffee shack and the staff mostly consisted of family. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, "Maine officials ramp up coronavirus-related business citations in 'super-spreader' wedding aftermath," 22 Sep. 2020 For nearly all of her life, Ms. Rubins had lived here, in a zozo – a sheet-metal shack – in a backyard in Eldorado Park. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "How South African activists hope to integrate cities built to divide," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of shack

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shack

probably back-formation from English dialect shackly rickety

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The first known use of shack was in 1878

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29 Oct 2020

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“Shack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shack. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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shack

noun
How to pronounce shack (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shack

: a small house or building that is not put together well

shack

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\ ˈshak How to pronounce shack (audio) \

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