chantey

noun chan·tey \ˈshan-tē, ˈchan-\\ˈshan-\
variants: or

chanty

\ˈshan-tē, ˈchan-\ or

\ˈshan-\

Definition of chantey

plural

chanteys

or

chanties

or

shanties

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

Origin and Etymology of chantey

modification of French chanter


First Known Use: 1856


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