bothy, bothie noun a primitive dwelling; a building used as a dormitory on farms, usually housing unmarried male farm-workers: I used to chap on the bothy window. [I used to knock on the bothy window.] la16-. etymology: Scots, of uncertain history; attested by BS in TDITA, BW and by BW in DB note:

Also attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) with the same meaning which he defines as: ‘shared hut for farm servants’.