Farm hands shacking in bunkhouses.
The fields were enclosed by Act in 1791, and Tharp gave the cottagers about thirteen acres for their right of shack.
An example of a shack is a broken down cabin.
- To live together and have sexual relations without being married.
- To live, room, or stay at a place:.I'm shacking up with my cousin till I find a place of my own.
- To live or room (in a certain place).
- To live (with one's lover).
Origin of shack
- Probably back-formation from dialectal (chiefly southern United States) shackly rickety perhaps from English dialectal shackle to litter, disorder frequentative of shake
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition