chantey

or chant·y, shan·tey, shan·ty

[shan-tee, chan-]
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noun, plural chant·eys.

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

Nearby words

  1. chantefable,
  2. chanter,
  3. chanterelle,
  4. chanteur,
  5. chanteuse,
  6. chanticleer,
  7. chantilly,
  8. chantilly lace,
  9. chantress,
  10. chantry

Origin of chantey

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chantey

chantey

noun plural -teys

the usual US spelling of shanty 2
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