[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), hutted, hutting.
to furnish with a hut as temporary housing; billet.
verb (used without object), hutted, hutting.
to lodge or take a shelter in a hut.
a small house or shelter, usually made of wood or metal
(Austral) the hut, (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

1650s, from French hutte “cottage” (16c.), from Middle High German hütte “cottage, hut,” probably from Proto-Germanic *hudjon-, related to the root of Old English hydan “to hide,” from PIE *keudh-, from root (s)keu- (see hide (n.1)). Apparently first in English as a military word. Old Saxon hutta, Danish hytte, Swedish hytta, Frisian and Middle Dutch hutte, Dutch hut are from High German.


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