Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HUT, n. Also hutt (Edb. 1787 H. Arnot Hist. Edb. 233 Map). In Sc. (chiefly Edb.) usage, applied to a secondary smaller residence, freq. built in the grounds of a larger mansion and occupied as a town or suburban house by wealthy families. Now only hist. Edb. 1775 Edb. Ev. Courant (6 Feb.):
To let, That house known by the name of Bruntsfield Hut with a garden and large room therein — stable, cellar and other conveniences.
Edb. 1882 J. Grant Old & New Edb. II. 38:
An edifice called Lothian Hut, surrounded by trees . . . the small but magnificently finished town mansion of the Lothian family, built about the year 1750.

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"Hut n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Nov 2021 <>



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