Definition of shanty town noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shanty town

BrE BrE//ˈʃænti taʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃænti taʊn//
Poverty and famine
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an area in or near a town where poor people live in shanties Wordfinderbeg, benefit, charity, homeless, hostel, the poor, poverty, shanty town, sweatshop, unemployment See related entries: Poverty and famine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shanty town