canty

[ kan-tee, kahn- ]

adjectiveChiefly Scot.
  1. cheerful; lively.

Origin of canty

1
1715–25; <Low German kantig lively; akin to cant3

Other words from canty

  • cant·i·ly, adverb
  • cant·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for canty

canty

/ (ˈkæntɪ, ˈkɑːn-) /


adjectivecantier or cantiest
  1. Scot and Northern English dialect lively; brisk; in good spirits

Origin of canty

1
C18: see cant ³

Derived forms of canty

  • cantily, adverb
  • cantiness, noun

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