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shack

División en sílabas: shack

Definición de shack en inglés:

sustantivo

A roughly built hut or cabin.
Example sentences
  • In tents, shacks, log cabins and frame dwellings, pioneers gathered together for protection.
  • They were replaced by shanties and shacks built of nothing more than clapboard or wattle and daub with dark and threatening alleyways between.
  • And if they weren't houses then they were apartment buildings, or department stores, or supermarkets, or malls, or office buildings, or warehouses, or shacks, or kiosks, or maybe even tents.
Sinónimos
hut, chantey, cabin, lean-to, shed;

verbo

[no object] (shack up) informal Volver al principio  
Move in or live with someone as a lover.
Example sentences
  • This guy's wife is living in an upstate trailer while her ex-husband is shacking up with his buddy's widow.
  • The only way to live is to shack up with losers whose natural life expectancy isn't much more than a mayfly on a good day.
  • With formerly segregated genres shacking up like bunnies, and often producing smarter, more attractive offspring, electronic-emo-chamber-country just had to happen.
Sinónimos
cohabit, live with
informal, dated live in sin

Origen

late 19th century: perhaps from Mexican jacal; see jacal. The early sense of the verb was 'live in a shack' (originally a US usage).

More
  • A word from the USA, shack is perhaps from Mexican jacal, Nahuatl xacatli ‘wooden hut’.

Words that rhyme with shack

aback, alack, attack, back, black, brack, clack, claque, crack, Dirac, drack, flack, flak, hack, jack, Kazakh, knack, lack, lakh, mac, mach, Nagorno-Karabakh, pack, pitchblack, plaque, quack, rack, sac, sack, shellac, slack, smack, snack, stack, tach, tack, thwack, track, vac, wack, whack, wrack, yak, Zack

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