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Origin of cabin

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English cabane, from Middle French, from Old Provençal cabana, from Late Latin capanna, of uncertain, perhaps pre-Latin origin; spelling with “i” perhaps by influence of French cabine (see cabinet)

OTHER WORDS FROM cabin

un·cab·ined, adjective
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How to use cabin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cabin

cabin
/ (ˈkæbɪn) /

noun
verb
to confine in a small space

Word Origin for cabin

C14: from Old French cabane, from Old Provençal cabana, from Late Latin capanna hut
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