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Definition of shanty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shanty

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈʃænti//
     
    (pl. shanties)
     
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  1. 1 a small house, built of pieces of wood, metal, and heavy paper, where very poor people live, especially on the edge of a big city
  2. 2 = chantey
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