shanty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shanty" in British English

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shantynoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃæn.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

shanty noun [C] (HOUSE)

a ​smallhouse, usually made from ​pieces of ​wood, ​metal, or ​cardboard, in which ​poorpeoplelive, ​especially on the ​edge of a ​city

shanty noun [C] (SONG)

(also chanty, US also chantey) a ​song that ​sailorssang in the past while they were ​working on a ​ship
(Definition of shanty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shanty" in American English

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shantynoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃænt·i/
a ​small, ​badlybuilthouse, usually made from ​pieces of ​wood, ​metal, or ​cardboard, in which ​poorpeoplelive: He ​lived in a little shanty in the ​desert, ​miles from anything ​else.
(Definition of shanty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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