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chantey

noun chan·tey \ˈshan-tē, ˈchan-\\ˈshan-\

Definition of chantey

plural chanteys or chanties or shanties

  1. :  a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work



Variants of chantey

or chanty \ˈshan-tē, ˈchan-\ or shanty \ˈshan-\

Origin of chantey

modification of French chanter


First Known Use: 1856

Rhymes with chantey


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