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noun (shanties)
  1. An old run-down house or shack.
  2. Sailors' work song.
adjective (used with 'Irish')
  1. Pejorative term used on early (mid 1800's), poor, Irish immigrants to USA
That neighborhood is full of Irishmen.
Etymology: From Irish, sean, old, and tigh, a house.


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