adjective Chiefly Scot.
Origin of canty
Related formscant·i·ly, adverbcant·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for canty
The order placing me in command of Canty's Division has no hour date.
Yon can bide His time, and juist when ye are crawin' croose, and thinkin' on how blythe and canty ye are—blaff!The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
On going to the right of Canty's Division, I found a gap, a dry water gully, and its approaches unoccupied.
In smuggling days the “canty carles” of Dysart were professed “free traders.”
He fell, and Canty, walking close to his side, coolly sent a bullet through his body.Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. II (of 2)|W. H. Russell