from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A hut or small cottage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cottage; a hut.
- n. A house for the accommodation of a number of workpeople in the employment of the same person or company.
Ultimately from Old Irish both, hut.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. Perhaps compare Scottish Gaelic bothag, diminutive of both ("hut"); but the derivation is uncertain since th has been mute in Gaelic for several centuries. (Wiktionary)