Definition of shantytown in English:


Syllabification: shan·ty·town
Pronunciation: /ˈSHantēˌtoun


  • A deprived area on the outskirts of a town consisting of large numbers of crude dwellings.
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    • The township is a sprawling shanty town and squatter camp hidden by the bush.
    • I'd rather get within ten feet of someone who lives in township or a shanty town, because there are a great many of them.
    • The so-called port at Siem Reap is actually a huge shanty town where the jetty is literally collapsing into the water.

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