bothy


bothy

bothy [both-ee, baw-thee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural both·ies. Scot.

  1. a hut or small cottage.

Origin of bothy 1560–70; probably Scots Gaelic bothan hut, with -y2 replacing -an Examples from the Web for bothy Historical Examples of bothy

  • Here is a picture of a bothy of to-day that I visited recently.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • The bothy was but scantily furnished, though it consisted of two rooms.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • Four men and a boy inhabited this bothy, and the rain had driven them all indoors.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • These were all the property of this man, however, who did the reading for the bothy.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • Broth, too, may be made in the kitchen and sent down to the bothy.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • British Dictionary definitions for bothy bothy noun plural bothies mainly Scot

    1. a cottage or hut
    2. (esp in NE Scotland) a farmworker’s summer quarters
    3. a mountain shelter

    Word Origin for bothy C18: perhaps related to booth

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