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English definition of “shanty”

shanty

noun [C] (SONG)    /ˈʃæn.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
(also chanty, US also chantey) a song that sailors sang in the past while they were working on a ship Types of songs
(Definition of shanty noun (SONG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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