noun, plural chant·ies.
- chantilly lace,
- chao k'uang-yin
or chant·y, shan·tey, shan·ty
noun, plural chant·eys.
Origin of chantey
Examples from the Web for chanty
Chanty thought he could beat Mr. Bantam easily, he was so small, and invited him to fight.Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag|Louisa M. Alcott
He heard the sailors running away with their end of the rope and shouting a chanty and stamping their feet.The Sandman: His Sea Stories|William J. Hopkins
No melody ever sang more clearly of the sea; no melody was ever less like a sailor's chanty.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
It is time we ceased to sing that Rio Grande chanty: an amende is overdue.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
Remaining thus grouped, they sing a Marinaresca, in part a sailors' "chanty," in part a regular melody.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
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.