Definition of shanty town in English:

Share this entry

shanty town

Pronunciation: /ˈʃantɪˌtaʊn/

noun

A deprived area on the outskirts of a town consisting of large numbers of shanty dwellings.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.