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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from shackly 'likely to fall down' (19-20 centuries), or from Mexican Spanish jacal 'small building', from Nahuatl xacalli

shack

1 noun
     
Related topics: Buildings
shack1 [countable]
TBB a small building that has not been built very well:
a tin shack

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