Shanty meaning

shăntē
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A rudimentary or improvised dwelling, especially one not legally owned.
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A small, shabby dwelling; shack; hut.
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A roughly built, often ramshackle cabin; a shack.
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(US, pejorative) Living in shanties; poor, ill-mannered and violent.

That neighborhood is full of shanty Irishmen.

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To inhabit a shanty.

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A roughly-built hut or cabin.
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(Australia, New Zealand) An unlicenced pub.
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A sailor"²s work song.
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Origin of shanty

  • Probably from Canadian French chantier hut in a lumber camp from French timberyard from Old French gantry from Latin canthērius rafter, nag from Greek kanthēlios pack ass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French chantez, imperative of chanter (“to sing").

    From Wiktionary

  • (unlicenced pub): New Zealand from 1848.

    From Wiktionary