noun, plural chant·ies.
or chant·y, shan·tey, shan·ty
noun, plural chant·eys.
Origin of chantey
Examples from the Web for chanty
Historical Examples of chanty
He sang to an old "chanty" tune, one that I remembered well.The Harbor
It is time we ceased to sing that Rio Grande chanty: an amende is overdue.Merchantmen-at-Arms
David W. Bone
She resumed her song with a gay air of bravado; passing from one chanty to another in a voice fluty as a blackbird.A Mating in the Wilds
After paying actual expenses, Mr. Stephen, however, handed the surplus to a chanty.
And how if then, one evening, you had seen a Blackwall liner haul out for the Antipodes while her crew sang a chanty!
noun plural -ties
noun plural -teys
1856, also shanty, chantey; probably an alteration of French chanter "to sing" (see chant (v.)); perhaps from French chantez, imperative of chanter.