Definition of "shack" []

  • A small, crudely built cabin; a shanty. (noun)
  • To live or dwell: farm hands shacking in bunkhouses. (verb-intransitive)
  • Shack up Slang To sleep together or live in sexual intimacy without being married. (idiom)
  • Shack up Slang To live, room, or stay at a place: I'm shacking up with my cousin till I find a place of my own. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shack" in a sentence
  • "In sim, we pretend that the shack is a bubble and the path is a pressurized tunnel."
  • "Instead of a dump, this shack is a mansion in an Eden-like garden where God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit embrace him."
  • "Mack's weekend at the shack is a compressed journey toward belief, forgiveness and acceptance."