Definition of bothy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bothy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɒθi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːθi//
 
(pl. bothies)
 
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a small building in Scotland for farm workers to live in or for people to shelter in We spent the night in a shepherd’s bothy. Word Origin late 18th cent.: obscurely related to Irish and Scottish Gaelic both, bothan, and perhaps to booth.