a small, simply built house or shelter a beach hut a wooden hut See related entries: Holiday accommodation, Types of home Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘temporary wooden shelter for troops’): from French hutte, from Middle High German hütte.Extra examples The builders were collecting their wages from the site hut. The refugees spent the winter in tents or makeshift huts. The scheme housed children in large numbers in prefabricated huts. The wooden hut stood on a lonely stretch of beach. They live in ramshackle huts constructed of discarded building materials. huts built with mud bricks the thatched huts of local villagers The area is well served by a network of mountain huts and refuges. Traditional mud huts gave way to concrete houses. You can rent a beach hut for about $10 a night.