Crossword clues for shanty
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shanty \Shan"ty\, a. Jaunty; showy. [Prov. Eng.]
Shanty \Shan"ty\, n.;pl. Shanties. [Said to be fr. Ir. sean old + tig. a house.] A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for temporary use; a hut.
Shanty \Shan"ty\, v. i.
To inhabit a shanty.
--S. H. Hammond.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"rough cabin," 1820, from Canadian French chantier "lumberjack's headquarters," in French, "timberyard, dock," from Old French chantier "gantry," from Latin cantherius "rafter, frame" (see gantry). Shanty Irish in reference to the Irish underclass in the U.S., is from 1928 (title of a book by Jim Tully).
"sea song," 1867, alternative spelling of chanty (n.).
(context US pejorative English) Living in '''shanties'''; poor, ill-mannered and violent. n. A roughly-built hut or cabin. v
To inhabit a shanty. Etymology 2
n. A sailor′s work song. Etymology 3
a. jaunty; showy
Shanty may refer to:
- Ice shanty, a portable shed placed on a frozen lake
- Sea shanty, a type of shipboard work-song
- Shanty, an irregular, low-cost dwelling which, in quantity, form a shanty town
- Shanty Hogan (1906–1967), Major League Baseball catcher
Usage examples of "shanty".
Tightly as he had nailed and battened the tar-paper to the shanty, blizzard winds had torn it loose and whipped it to shreds, letting in the snow at sides and roof.
Into San Marcial the unbeautiful, with its vista of unpainted shanties and lurid dives.
But in 1920 the road to Menin slowly re-emerged, followed by the shanties of the first returning refugees.
We started in to make ourselves comfortable, as at Millen, by building shanties.
Honolulu with its high-powered, missionary-owned bank buildings and its shanty Japanese-language movie just off Aala Park, a polygenetic blend nobody, least of all Violet, could encompass.
The river was fuller than Yama remembered it, lapping at the margin of the city, covering the shore where in the near future there would be wide mud flats and a scurf of shanty towns.
They knew how to cut, brace and move it, yet lived in unmortared, poorly chinked shanties.
White Hart, in Bloomsbury, to rickety, fire-trap shanties in Angolan boom towns.
And behind the house was the chicken coop, a miniature of its shanty self, where conceited hens stalked complacently about peering beadily this way and that, crooning their smug song of the Sacred Vessel, and squirting their droppings in the grass with the righteousness of saints.
The windows on the other side of the shanty enabled him to see that there were two rows of berths, each backing against the other.
Also, he had been in a shearing-shed and in a shanty orgy with One-eyed Bogan, and knew the man.
Imagine in the middle of a garden at home coming on a cowhouse or a shanty!
Dodge truck that Beta RAM drove down into Las Cruces was so battered it almost looked as if someone had stuck four bald tires on one of the Camp Earth shanties and pushed it down the hill.
He was snoring in a back room, and, like a man in the deadhouse of a bush shanty, not likely to wake before sunrise.
Chloe was on the front steps of the Sea Shanty, sweeping away the eelgrass that the storm had brought to their door.