Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors

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Synonyms of Chanty

chantey, sea chantey, shanty

Alternate forms of Chanty

Hypernyms: work song

Origin of the word Chanty

  1. 1856, also shanty, probably alteration of Fr. chanter "to sing" (see chant). more

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