shack

noun \ ˈshak \

Definition of shack

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

Examples of shack in a Sentence

  1. an old shack in the woods

  2. a farmer's shack out in the fields that's used for lambing and as a shelter from storms

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Origin and Etymology of shack

probably back-formation from English dialect shackly rickety

shack Synonyms

Synonyms
cabin, camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, hutment, shanty
Related Words
lean-to, shed; cot, cottage, lodge; cabana; bungalow, chalet; hogan, wickiup, wigwam; tent

SHACK Defined for English Language Learners

shack

noun

Definition of shack for English Language Learners

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


SHACK Defined for Kids

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noun \ ˈshak \

Definition of shack for Students



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