verb (used with object) Informal.
- shack up,
Origin of shack2
Examples from the Web for shacked
Mulligan's character is shacked up with Justin Timberlake, who—in the spirit of the film—delivers a subtly effective performance.
He spends his days shacked up in a 400-square-foot converted turkey coop in the backwoods of Maine.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions|Marlow Stern|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I mean this guy was shacked up there since 2005 in a huge fortress situated near a military base.Sundance’s ‘Manhunt’: Three CIA Agents Who Hunted bin Laden Tell All|Marlow Stern|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The courier then leads the CIA agents to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Maya believes bin Laden is shacked up.
It asserted that she has shacked up with singer-songwriter Benjamin Biolay.
He told her everything he thought as they shacked erlong together, I reckon, an' she remembers it.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
“Oh, we had lunch with your friend Fothergill and shacked about,” Cecil answered.Mr. Marx's Secret|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Word Origin for shack
1878, American English and Canadian English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Mexican Spanish jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli "wooden hut." Or perhaps a back-formation from dialectal English shackly "shaky, rickety" (1843), a derivative of shack, a dialectal variant of shake (v.). Another theory derives shack from ramshackle.
Slang meaning "house" attested by 1910. In early radio enthusiast slang, it was the word for a room or office set aside for wireless use, 1919, perhaps from earlier U.S. Navy use (1917). As a verb, 1891 in the U.S. West in reference to men who "hole up" for the winter; from 1927 as "to put up for the night;" phrase shack up "cohabit" first recorded 1935 (in Zora Neale Hurston).