Shack - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃæk|  American pronunciation of the word shack
Brit.  |ʃæk|  British pronunciation of the word shack


- small crude shelter used as a dwelling (syn: hovel, hut, hutch, shanty)


- make one's home in a particular place or community (syn: domicile, reside)
- move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly (syn: trail)

Extra examples

...a farmer's shack out in the fields that's used for lambing and as a shelter from storms...

You can shack up with us until you find your own place.

We used to shack there, camp ourselves where the mine was. (Maclean's Magazine)

The shack was destroyed by a fire.

He lived in a miserable little shack.

The shack is a real eyesore.

That old buzzard has lived in the same shack for twenty years.

Our shack was shaken down.

...a powerful storm pulled down the old fishing shack, which had been immortalized in countless paintings...

I'll shack up with my boyfriend whether my parents like it or not.

Word forms

singular: shack
plural: shacks
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