Origin of shanty1
OTHER WORDS FROM shantyshan·ty·like, adjective
Words nearby shanty
Other definitions for shanty (2 of 2)
Origin of shanty2
How to use shanty in a sentence
They were locals, lower-income people passing by on their way to their jobs, bike riders, and people from the surrounding shanties.
Sea shanties are here to save usTrump was a center of gravity on Twitter.The handwarming story of how Bernie Sanders got his inauguration mittens|Travis Andrews|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
If you’ve visited social media lately—and surely you haven’t because we’re all keeping good on our New Year’s resolutions—you’ve probably encountered a sea shanty.
After you’ve finished with the Wellerman, give “Sloop John B,” The Beach Boys’ own sea shanty adaptation, a listen.
Whether the task was rowing, hoisting sails or hauling nets, the hand-over-hand beat of sea shanties was intended to help sailors keep time with each other.In These Tumultuous Times, Sea Shanty TikToks Have Suddenly Become a Port in the Storm|Megan McCluskey|January 13, 2021|Time
Then Valls ordered their makeshift shanty-towns and trailer parks in several cities torn down.
It was in full sight from the door of the little shanty in which Aunt Ri's carpet-loom stood.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
They crossed the road, and entered the huge shanty, and stood apologetically near the door.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Would you mind asking your Jap to make us some sandwiches and come with me up to my mountain shanty?Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
"Calculate we kin git a drink there," said Scattergood, pointing to a little shanty in a clearing by the roadside.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
I got his affidavit, and we parted the best of friends, he urging me to call at his shanty and see Mary Jane and the kids.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for shanty (1 of 2)
- a log bunkhouse at a lumber camp
- the camp itself