Bothy Both"yBoothy Booth"y n.; pl. {-ies} [Scottish. Cf. {Booth}.] A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] ||

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  • bothy — [bäth′ē] n. pl. bothies Chiefly Scot. a cottage or hut …   English World dictionary

  • Bothy — A bothy is a basic shelter, usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use without charge. It was also a term for basic accommodation usually for gardeners or other workers on an estate. Bothies are to be found in remote, mountainous areas …   Wikipedia

  • bothy — UK [ˈbɒθɪ] / US [ˈbɑθɪ] noun [countable] Word forms bothy : singular bothy plural bothies Scottish a small simple house with one or two rooms …   English dictionary

  • bothy — noun Etymology: Scots, probably from obsolete Scots both booth Date: 1771 chiefly Scottish hut …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bothy — /both ee, baw thee/, n., pl. bothies. Scot. a hut or small cottage. [1560 70; prob. < ScotGael bothan hut, with Y2 r. an] * * * …   Universalium

  • bothy — noun /ˈbɒθ.i/ A small cottage, especially one for communal use in remote areas of northern Britain …   Wiktionary

  • bothy — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A wee shepherds hut or roughly built holiday cottage …   English dialects glossary

  • bothy — n. hut …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bothy — originally a building on a farm providing accommodation for unmarried farm workers. Today it is used to describe a hut or cabin used by workers on a building site can shelter from bad weather. This use has been extended to huts or cottages used… …   Scottish slang

  • bothy — [ bɒθi] (also bothie) noun (plural bothies) (in Scotland) a small hut for farm labourers or as a mountain refuge. Origin C18: obscurely related to Ir. and Sc. Gaelic both, bothan, and perh. to booth …   English new terms dictionary

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