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shantey

[shan-tee]
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noun, plural shan·teys.
  1. chantey.

chantey

or chant·y, shan·tey, shan·ty

[shan-tee, chan-]
noun, plural chant·eys.
  1. a sailors' song, especially one sung in rhythm to work.

Origin of chantey

1855–60; alteration of French chanter to sing; see chant
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British Dictionary definitions for shantey

chantey

noun plural -teys
  1. the usual US spelling of shanty 2
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