shantytown


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shan·ty·town

 (shăn′tē-toun′)
n.
A town or a section of a town consisting chiefly of shacks.

shantytown

(ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn)
n
(Human Geography) a town or section of a town or city inhabited by very poor people living in shanties, esp in a developing country

shan•ty•town

(ˈʃæn tiˌtaʊn)

n.
a town or section of a town or city where there are many poor people living in shanties.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shantytown - a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties
slum, slum area - a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
Translations
favelle

shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] Nchabolas fpl (Sp), villa f miseria (Mex), (población f) callampa f (Chile), ciudad f perdida (Mex), colonia f proletaria (Mex), pueblo m joven (Peru), cantegriles mpl (Uru), ranchitos mpl (Ven)

shantytown

nSlum(vor)stadt f, → Bidonville f

shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] nbidonville f inv, baraccopoli f inv
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The previous official toll of the number of dead after giant boulders flattened dozens of homes in the shantytown of Manshiyet Nasser was 72.
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He takes her on a tour of the shantytown area and the famous local markets.
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Human rights groups criticised another acquittal in one of Brazil's bloodiest shantytown massacres yesterday, saying it only reinforced the country's unenviable reputation for police impunity.
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