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bothy

[ both-ee, baw-thee ]
/ ˈbɒθ i, ˈbɔ θi /
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noun, plural both·ies.Scot.
a hut or small cottage.
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Origin of bothy

1560–70; probably <Scots Gaelic bothan hut, with -y2 replacing -an
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British Dictionary definitions for bothy

bothy
/ (ˈbɒθɪ) /

noun plural bothies mainly Scot
a cottage or hut
(esp in NE Scotland) a farmworker's summer quarters
a mountain shelter

Word Origin for bothy

C18: perhaps related to booth
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