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chantey

[shan-tee, chan-] /ˈʃæn ti, ˈtʃæn-/
noun, plural chanteys.
1.
a sailors' song, especially one sung in rhythm to work.
Origin of chantey
1855-1860
1855-60; alteration of French chanter to sing; see chant
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chantey

/ˈʃæntɪ; ˈtʃæn-/
noun (pl) -teys
1.
the usual US spelling 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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