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1shanty

Definition of SHANTY

variant of chantey
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2shanty

noun
plural shanties

Definition of SHANTY

:  a small crudely built dwelling or shelter usually of wood

Examples of SHANTY

  1. <lived just off the beach in a crude shanty>

Origin of SHANTY

probably from Canadian French chantier lumber camp, hut, from French, builder's yard, ways, support for barrels, from Old French chantier, gantier support — more at gantry
First Known Use: 1820

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SHANTY Defined for Kids

shanty

noun shan·ty \ˈshan-tē\
plural shanties

Definition of SHANTY for Kids

:  a small roughly built shelter or dwelling

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