chantey

or chant·y, shan·tey, shan·ty

[ shan-tee, chan- ]
/ ˈʃæn ti, ˈtʃæn- /
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noun, plural chant·eys.

a sailors' song, especially one sung in rhythm to work.

Origin of chantey

1855–60; alteration of French chanter to sing; see chant
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chantey

/ (ˈʃæntɪ, ˈtʃæn-) /

noun plural -teys

the usual US spelling of shanty 2
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