For many, many good reasons, school is not an ideal time to shack up with your soul mate.
When Ron is dragged into a shack by a large black dog, Harry and Hermione follow as the true identities are revealed.
Heading into the small makeshift kitchen inside his shack he retrieved a large jar of polenta.
So duck into parm and sandwich Little Italy and NOLA together, or grab him a burger from the shack where the lines take forever.
"She works out of a hovel, it is a broken-down building, just a shack," she said.
Cap'n Mike emerged from the shack waving what seemed to be a shirt.
On inquiry they found that the shack which the men had occupied was deserted.
A hail from the forecastle, announcing that the anchor was short, prevented Mr. shack's answering.
I turned the horse loose to graze and walked into the shack.
The gasoline tank of the truck had taken fire and exploded, and in a moment the shack was burning fiercely.
1878, American English and Canadian English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Mexican Spanish jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli "wooden hut." Or perhaps a back-formation from dialectal English shackly "shaky, rickety" (1843), a derivative of shack, a dialectal variant of shake (v.). Another theory derives shack from ramshackle.
Slang meaning "house" attested by 1910. In early radio enthusiast slang, it was the word for a room or office set aside for wireless use, 1919, perhaps from earlier U.S. Navy use (1917). As a verb, 1891 in the U.S. West in reference to men who "hole up" for the winter; from 1927 as "to put up for the night;" phrase shack up "cohabit" first recorded 1935 (in Zora Neale Hurston).
shack up (1940s+)
[fr shack, ''hut, shanty,'' found by 1878, probably fr earlier shackle fr American Spanish jacal fr Aztec xacalli]