Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shanty
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ænti]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty
    Meaning: small crude shelter used as a dwelling
Usage examples
  • I recall your shanty at the back and many merry nights there.
  • He said that he would tie him to a tree that stood against the shanty close to the door.
  • He had started on foot from Big Shanty in complete ignorance of what was happening to his stolen train.
  • "We can't send him over there, and we can't spare the time to build him a new shanty; and we certainly can't take him into our confidence just yet."
  • A short time ago we received twenty thousand dollars from Mr. Andrew Carnegie, to be used for the purpose of erecting a new library building. Our first library and reading-room were in a corner of a shanty, and the whole thing occupied a space about five by twelve feet.