bothy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from booth +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bothy ‎(plural bothies)

  1. (Scotland, Ireland) A small cottage, especially one for communal use in remote areas by labourers or farmhands. [from 18th c.]
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 106:
      Often Neil sat in their bothy on winter nights and told Calum about seas he had never seen.
    • 1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 12:
      The Bog Creeper came out her wee bothy so I stood on the toilet seat and Lanna whipped her skirt down to her boots and sat.