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Meaning of shantytown

shan•ty•town

Pronunciation: (shan'tē-toun"), [key]
— n.
  1. a section, as of a city or town, characterized by shanties and crudely built houses.
  2. a whole town or city that is chiefly made up of shantylike houses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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