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hut / hət/ • n. a small single-story building of simple or crude construction, serving as a poor, rough, or temporary house or shelter. • v. (hut·ted , hut·ting ) [tr.] provide with huts: [as adj.] (hutted) a hutted encampment. DERIVATIVES: hut·like / -ˌlīk/ adj. ORIGIN: mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘temporary wooden shelter for troops’): from French hutte, from Middle High German hütte.

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hutabut, but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, jut, Mut, mutt, nut, phut, putt, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut •sackbut • scuttlebutt • catgut •midgut • Vonnegut • rotgut • haircut •offcut • cross-cut • linocut • crew cut •woodcut • uppercut • chestnut •hazelnut • peanut • wing nut • cobnut •locknut • walnut • groundnut •doughnut (US donut) • coconut •butternut

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hut. See hermitage and Primitive Hut.

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hut wooden structure for housing troops XVII; mean dwelling of rude construction XVII. — F. hutte (MH)G. hütte, OHG. hutt(e)a, perh. f. base of HIDE2.