canty

[kan-tee, kahn-]

Origin of canty

1715–25; < Low German kantig lively; akin to cant3
Related formscant·i·ly, adverbcant·i·ness, noun
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canty

adjective cantier or cantiest
  1. 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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