shack up

verb
shacked up; shacking up; shacks up

Definition of shack up

intransitive verb

: to sleep or live together as unmarried sexual partners

First Known Use of shack up

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Shack up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shack%20up. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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