Definition of shantytown
: a usually poor town or section of a town consisting mostly of shanties
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To the south, cardboard shantytowns slump miserably in the dust.
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SHANTYTOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shantytown for English Language Learners
: a town or a part of a town where the people are poor and live in shanties
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