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



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 Originlate 18th cent.: obscurely related to Irish and Scottish Gaelic both, bothan, and perhaps to booth.