- Rhymes: -ænti
Etymology 1From chantier.
- An old run-down house or shack.
- In the context of "Australia|New Zealand": An unlicensed pub.
- Pejorative term used on early (mid 1800's), poor, Irish
immigrants to USA
- That neighborhood is full of shanty Irishmen.
Etymology 2From chantez, imperative of chanter.
- A sailor's work song.
Shanty may refer to: