Shelta

noun
Shel·​ta | \ ˈsheltə \
plural -s

Definition of Shelta

: a secret jargon of the tinkers and kindred groups still spoken to some extent in Great Britain and Ireland and consisting chiefly of a systematic deformation of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic

History and Etymology for Shelta

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“Shelta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shelta. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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