Meaning of shanty

shan•ty

Pronunciation: (shan'tē), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., -ties, -tied, -ty•ing.
—n.
  1. a crudely built hut, cabin, or house.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a shanty or shanties: a shanty quarter outside the town walls.
  2. of a low economic or social class, esp. when living in a shanty: shanty people.
—v.i.
  1. to inhabit a shanty.

shan•ty

Pronunciation: (shan'tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. chantey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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