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bothy

[both-ee, baw-thee] /ˈbɒθ i, ˈbɔ θi/
noun, plural bothies. Scot.
1.
a hut or small cottage.
Origin of bothy
1560-1570
1560-70; probably < Scots Gaelic bothan hut, with -y2 replacing -an
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Examples from the Web for bothy
Historical Examples
  • Here is a picture of a bothy of to-day that I visited recently.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • The bothy was but scantily furnished, though it consisted of two rooms.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Of these some belonged to the bothy, while others were the private property of the tenants.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Four men and a boy inhabited this bothy, and the rain had driven them all indoors.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • These were all the property of this man, however, who did the reading for the bothy.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Broth, too, may be made in the kitchen and sent down to the bothy.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Meanwhile he and Julian Wemyss had added greatly to the comfort of the bothy.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • And he indicated the ulterior of the bothy where the ex-spy was sleeping.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • And then Stair communicated to his fellow-prisoner his idea of the defence of the bothy.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • The watcher's back was against the door of the bothy, the key of which was in his pocket.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for bothy

bothy

/ˈbɒθɪ/
noun (mainly Scot) (pl) bothies
1.
a cottage or hut
2.
(esp in NE Scotland) a farmworker's summer quarters
3.
a mountain shelter
Word Origin
C18: perhaps related to booth
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