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chanty

[shan-tee, chan-] /ˈʃæn ti, ˈtʃæn-/
noun, plural chanties.
1.
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  • We'd be making sail in the dawn, with a fair breeze, singing a chanty song wid no care to it.
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chanty

/ˈʃæntɪ; ˈtʃæn-/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a variant of shanty2

shanty2

/ˈʃæntɪ/
noun (pl) -ties, -teys
1.
a song originally sung by sailors, esp a rhythmic one forming an accompaniment to work
Word Origin
C19: from French chanter to sing; see chant
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Word Origin and History for chanty
n.

1856, also shanty, chantey; probably an alteration of French chanter "to sing" (see chant (v.)); perhaps from French chantez, imperative of chanter.

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