shack

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noun \ˈshak\

Definition of shack

  1. 1 :  hut, shanty

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of shack

probably back-formation from English dialect shackly rickety


First Known Use: 1878


SHACK Defined for English Language Learners

shack

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noun \ˈshak\

Definition of shack for English Language Learners

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


SHACK Defined for Kids

shack

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noun \ˈshak\

Definition of shack for Students

  1. :  hut, shanty



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