canty

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adjective \ˈkan-tē\

Definition of canty

dialectal British

  1. :  cheerful, sprightly

Examples of canty in a Sentence

  1. a bloke with a perpetually canty attitude

Origin and Etymology of canty

1cant


First Known Use: 1719



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