[ huht ]
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  1. a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials, as of logs or grass.

  2. a simple roofed shelter, often with one or two sides left open.

  1. Military. a wooden or metal structure for the temporary housing of troops.

verb (used with object),hut·ted, hut·ting.
  1. to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.

verb (used without object),hut·ted, hut·ting.
  1. 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

Other words for hut

Other words from hut

  • hutlike, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hut in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hut


/ (hʌt) /

  1. a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal

  2. the hut Australian (on a sheep or cattle station) accommodation for the shearers, stockmen, etc

  1. NZ a shelter for mountaineers, skiers, etc

  1. to furnish with or live in a hut

Origin of hut

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

Derived forms of hut

  • hutlike, adjective

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