[ huht ]
/ hʌt /


a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.
a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.
Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.

verb (used with object), hut·ted, hut·ting.

to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.

verb (used without object), hut·ted, hut·ting.

to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.

Origin of hut

1645–55; < French hutte < Frankish, cognate with Old Saxon hutta, Old High German hutt(e)a < West Germanic *hudjā; akin to hide1


hut·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for hut

/ (hʌt) /


a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
the hut Australian (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc
NZ a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc


to furnish with or live in a hut

Derived forms of hut

hutlike, adjective

Word Origin for hut

C17: from French hutte, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German hutta a crude dwelling
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