Origin of cabin

1325–75; Middle English cabane < Middle French < Old Provençal cabana < Late Latin capanna (Isidore of Seville), of uncertain, perhaps pre-Latin orig.; spelling with i perhaps by influence of French cabine (see cabinet)

Related forms

un·cab·ined, adjective
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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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