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English definition of “shanty”

shanty

noun [C] (HOUSE)    /ˈʃæn.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
a small house, usually made from pieces of wood, metal, or cardboard, in which poor people live, especially on the edge of a cityHouses and homes
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