bahut

[ bah-hoot, -hoot; buh-hoot, -hoot; French ba -y ]
/ ˈbɑ hʊt, -hut; bəˈhʊt, -ˈhut; French ba ˈü /

noun, plural ba·huts [bah-hoots, -hoots; buh-hoots, -hoots; French ba -y]. /ˈbɑ hʊts, -huts; bəˈhʊts, -ˈhuts; French ba ˈü/.

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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