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shantytown

noun shan·ty·town \-ˌtan\

: a town or a part of a town where the people are poor and live in shanties

Full Definition of SHANTYTOWN

:  a usually poor town or section of a town consisting mostly of shanties

First Known Use of SHANTYTOWN

1876

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