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meanings of shanty


  1. A roughly-built hut or cabin.
  2. A rudimentary or improvised dwelling, especially one not legally owned.
  3. A song a sailor sings, especially in rhythm to his work.
  4. An unlicensed pub.


  1. Jaunty; showy.
  2. Living in shanties; poor, ill-mannered and violent.


  1. To inhabit a shanty.

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