Meaning of “shanty” in the English Dictionary

"shanty" in British English

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shantynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃæn.ti/ us /ˈʃæn.t̬i/

(Definition of “shanty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shantynoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃænt·i/

a small, badly built house, usually made from pieces of wood, metal, or cardboard, in which poor people live:

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)