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noun, plural shanties.
a crudely built hut, cabin, or house.
of, relating to, or constituting a shanty or shanties:
a shanty quarter outside the town walls.
of a low economic or social class, especially when living in a shanty:
shanty people.
verb (used without object), shantied, shantying.
to inhabit a shanty.
noun, plural shanties.
noun, plural chanteys.
a sailors’ song, especially one sung in rhythm to work.
noun (pl) -ties
a ramshackle hut; crude dwelling
(Austral & NZ) a public house, esp an unlicensed one
(formerly, in Canada)

a log bunkhouse at a lumber camp
the camp itself

noun (pl) -ties, -teys
a song originally sung by sailors, esp a rhythmic one forming an accompaniment to work
noun (pl) -teys
the usual US spelling of shanty2
shank it


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