E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A cover for a sore finger, made by cutting off the finger of an old glove. The word hut in this instance is from the German huten (to guard or protect). It is employed in the German noun finger-hut (a thimble to protect the finger), and in the word huth or hut. (See HODEKEN.)