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  • Shackly — Shack ly, a. Shaky; rickety. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shackly — k(ə)lē adjective Etymology: probably from English dialect shackle to shake, rattle (from English dialect shack to shake + English le) + English y more at shack 1. chiefly dialect : rickety …   Useful english dictionary

  • shack — noun Etymology: probably back formation from English dialect shackly rickety Date: 1878 1. hut, shanty 2. a room or similar enclosed structure for a particular person or use < a guard shack > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mount Meridian, Indiana — Mount Meridian   Unincorporated community   …   Wikipedia

  • Propaganda Due — Die Organisation Propaganda Due (P2) war ursprünglich eine italienische Freimaurerloge, die in den 1970er Jahren zur Tarnung einer politischen Geheimorganisation zweckentfremdet wurde. 1887 in Rom als freimaurerisches Gegenstück zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shack — shack1 /shak/, n. 1. a rough cabin; shanty. 2. Informal. See radio shack. v.i. 3. shack up, Slang. a. to live together as husband and wife without being legally married. b. to have illicit sexual relations …   Universalium

  • shack — shack1 [ʃæk] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from shackly likely to fall down (19 20 centuries), or from Mexican Spanish jacal small building , from Nahuatl xacalli] a small building that has not been built very well ▪ a tin shack shack 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shack — (n.) 1878, American English and Canadian English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Mex.Sp. jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli wooden hut. Or perhaps a back formation from dialectal English shackly shaky, rickety (1843), a derivative of shack, a dialectal …   Etymology dictionary

  • shack — [[t]ʃæk[/t]] n. 1) a rough cabin; shanty 2) phv shack up, Slang. a) to live together as sexual partners without being legally married b) to take up residence; dwell • Etymology: 1875–80, amer.; cf. earlier shackly rickety, prob. akin to… …   From formal English to slang

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