Definition of Shanty

1. Noun. Small crude shelter used as a dwelling.

Exact synonyms: Hovel, Hut, Hutch, Shack
Specialized synonyms: Igloo, Iglu, Mudhif
Generic synonyms: Shelter
Derivative terms: Shack



2. Noun. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.
Exact synonyms: Chantey, Chanty, Sea Chantey
Generic synonyms: Work Song

Definition of Shanty

1. a. Jaunty; showy.

2. n. A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for temporary use; a hut.

3. v. i. To inhabit a shanty.

Definition of Shanty

1. Noun. An old run-down house or shack. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia New Zealand) An unlicensed pub. ¹

3. Adjective. Pejorative term used on early (mid 1800's), poor, Irish immigrants to USA ¹

4. Noun. A sailor's work song. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shanty

1. a small, crudely built dwelling [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shanty

shanks' pony
shannies
shannonite
shanny
shans
shantey
shanteys
shanti
shanties
shantih
shantihs
shantis
shants
shantung
shantungs
shanty (current term)
shanty town
shanty towns
shantylike
shantyman
shantymen
shantytown
shantytowns
shaobing
shaojiu
shaomai
shaomais
shapable
shape
shape-shifter

Literary usage of Shanty

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1. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"74 THE LITTLE OLD SOD shanty ON THE CLAIM I am looking rather seedy now, While holding down my claim, And my victuals are not always served the best; ..."

2. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"Framework for Spearman's shanty. but if the sportsman will supply himself with one of the ... The shanty, when the door is closed, is perfectly dark inside, ..."

3. The Trapper's Guide and Manual of Instructions for Capturing All Kinds of by Sewell Newhouse, John Humphrey Noyes (1887)
"A boy is sometimes taken along to " keep shanty," as trappers say, ie, to remain at the home- shanty as housekeeper and guard. Such a resident at the main ..."

4. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"Yet the shanty-dweller has a thousand advantages over his more ... Within a block of the spot where these words were written is the ideal shanty, ..."

5. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"Yet the shanty-dweller has a thousand advantages over his more ... Within a block of the spot where these words were written is the ideal shanty, ..."

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