canty

[ kan-tee, kahn- ]
/ ˈkæn ti, ˈkɑn- /

adjective Chiefly Scot.

cheerful; lively.

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Origin of canty

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

OTHER WORDS FROM canty

cant·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 forms of canty

cantily, adverbcantiness, noun

Word Origin for canty

C18: see cant ³
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