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Meaning of SHANTY

Pronunciation:  'shantee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  2. [n]  a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
 

SHANTY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: chantey, chanty, hovel, hut, hutch, sea chantey, shack
 
 See Also: igloo, iglu, shelter, work song

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shan"ty\, a.
    Jaunty; showy. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  2. \Shan"ty\, n.;pl. {Shanties}. [Said to be fr. Ir. sean
    old + tig. a house.]
    A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for
    temporary use; a hut.
    
    
  3. \Shan"ty\, v. i.
    To inhabit a shanty. --S. H. Hammond.
    
    
 

 

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