canty

[ kan-tee, kahn- ]
/ ˈkæn ti, ˈkɑn- /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

cheerful; lively.

Nearby words

  1. cantoris,
  2. cantrip,
  3. cantuar.,
  4. cantus,
  5. cantus firmus,
  6. canuck,
  7. canula,
  8. canular,
  9. canulate,
  10. canute

Origin of canty

1715–25; < Low German kantig lively; akin to cant3

Related formscant·i·ly, adverbcant·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for canty

canty

/ (ˈkæntɪ, ˈkɑːn-) /

adjective cantier or cantiest

Scot and Northern English dialect lively; brisk; in good spirits
Derived Formscantily, adverbcantiness, noun

Word Origin for canty

C18: see cant ³

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