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shanty

noun shan·ty \ˈshan-\

variant spelling of

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


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shanty

noun shan·ty

Definition of shanty

plural

shanties

  1. :  a small crudely built dwelling or shelter usually of wood

Examples of shanty in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


SHANTY Defined for Kids

shanty

noun shan·ty \ˈshan-tē\

Definition of shanty for Students

plural

shanties

  1. :  a small roughly built shelter or dwelling



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