chanty

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chanty (plural chanties)

  1. Alternative spelling of shanty (song)
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. In the road Mr. Love and the driver favoured the company with a brief chanty running. “Got it?—No, I ain't, 'old on,—Got it? Got it?—No, 'old on sir.”