Hovel – meaning of the word and examples

A small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut. (Dictionary.com)

Any dirty, disorganised dwelling. (Dictionary.com)

An open shed, as for sheltering cattle or tools. (Dictionary.com)

An open shed or shelter. (Merriam – Webster)

A small, wretched, and often dirty house: Hut. (Merriam – Webster)

A small home that is dirty and in bad condition. (Cambridge Dictionary)


Hovel in the Hills: An Account of the Simple Life. 


The castle and the hovel: or, The two sceptics.


This magical medieval ‘hovel’ for sale in Buckinghamshire exudes fairy tale charm.



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