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canty

[kan-tee, kahn-] /ˈkæn ti, ˈkɑn-/
adjective, Chiefly Scot.
1.
cheerful; lively.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Low German kantig lively; akin to cant3
Related forms
cantily, adverb
cantiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for canty

canty

/ˈkæntɪ; ˈkɑːn-/
adjective cantier, cantiest
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) lively; brisk; in good spirits
Derived Forms
cantily, adverb
cantiness, noun
Word Origin
C18: see cant³
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