For many, many good reasons, school is not an ideal time to shack up with your soul mate.
When Ron is dragged into a shack by a large black dog, Harry and Hermione follow as the true identities are revealed.
Heading into the small makeshift kitchen inside his shack he retrieved a large jar of polenta.
So duck into parm and sandwich Little Italy and NOLA together, or grab him a burger from the shack where the lines take forever.
"She works out of a hovel, it is a broken-down building, just a shack," she said.
Cap'n Mike emerged from the shack waving what seemed to be a shirt.
Then you'll turn around and walk straight back to the shack.
A hail from the forecastle, announcing that the anchor was short, prevented Mr. shack's answering.
Now, waking, his hand was working nervously across the floor of the shack.
The gasoline tank of the truck had taken fire and exploded, and in a moment the shack was burning fiercely.
1878, American English and Canadian English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Mexican Spanish jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli "wooden hut." Or perhaps a back-formation from dialectal English shackly "shaky, rickety" (1843), a derivative of shack, a dialectal variant of shake (v.). Another theory derives shack from ramshackle.
Slang meaning "house" attested by 1910. In early radio enthusiast slang, it was the word for a room or office set aside for wireless use, 1919, perhaps from earlier U.S. Navy use (1917). As a verb, 1891 in the U.S. West in reference to men who "hole up" for the winter; from 1927 as "to put up for the night;" phrase shack up "cohabit" first recorded 1935 (in Zora Neale Hurston).
shack up (1940s+)
[fr shack, ''hut, shanty,'' found by 1878, probably fr earlier shackle fr American Spanish jacal fr Aztec xacalli]