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bahut

[ bah-hoot, -hoot; buh-hoot, -hoot; French ba-y ]
/ ˈbɑ hʊt, -hut; bəˈhʊt, -ˈhut; French baˈü /
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noun, plural ba·huts [bah-hoots, -hoots; buh-hoots, -hoots; French ba-y]. /ˈbɑ hʊts, -huts; bəˈhʊts, -ˈhuts; French baˈü/.
a medieval French chest for household goods, originally small and portable.
a dwarf parapet or attic wall, especially one carrying the wall plates of a church roof.
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Origin of bahut

1830–40; <French, Old French bahu, bahuz, perhaps <Old Low Franconian *baghôdi cover, protection, equivalent to *bag-bag + *-hôdi protection, akin to hide1, hut
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How to use bahut in a sentence

  • Anyhow, according to Yir Massir, it was the smell that killed big Bahut's mate.

    IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
  • It looked to me as if he'd gotten desperate with hunger and had pounced on big Bahut—pshaw!

    IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
  • Big Bahut whimpered all night and trumpeted as if his heart were broken.

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