shantytown


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

shan·ty·town

 (shăn′tē-toun′)
n.
A town or a section of a town consisting chiefly of shacks.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

shantytown

nSlum(vor)stadt f, → Bidonville f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

shantytown

[ˈʃæntɪˌtaʊn] nbidonville f inv, baraccopoli f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The following month he was reportedly rearrested while attempting to seize control of a shantytown in Rio's western districts with a group of heavily armed men.
Manila: Three children left alone at home were killed in a fire that raced through a shantytown in the southern Philippines, a fire marshal said Saturday.
Fires of still undetermined origin broke out at a building in Malacanang and at a shantytown in Malabon yesterday amid heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Domeng.
One depicts a flock of doves flying over a Bedouin shantytown in the Negev desert, not unlike the one she grew up in.
We can observe from the detailed, water-color illustrations done mostly in charcoal grays, black, and browns with a few splashes of bright colors, that the children live in a shantytown. The children are dirty, uncombed, and poorly dressed.
Bakhit presents readers with an in-depth guide to the ever shifting identity and construction of the Al-Baraka shantytown in Khartoum City, Sudan.
The blaze took hold by one of the entrances of shantytown, which is being demolished by French authorities.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Shawwal 22, 1437, July 27, 2016, SPA -- Residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that was demolished earlier this year to make room for the Olympic Park have refused to move into the housing project the municipal government built for them, according to AP.
Summary: Representatives of various Palestinian factions, including radical Islamist organizations, have met at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp this week in an attempt to prevent a recurrence of bloody clashes between rival groups vying for control and influence in the teeming shantytown, Palestinian sources said Thursday.
Last year, David Gluckman of South Africa won the Startup Stage of Tech-I with his company, Lumkani, which addresses the needs of urban shantytown settlements.
She plays Annie Quaintain, who tries to rebuild her life in a wild shantytown after she's left penniless and opens a boarding house for labourers who are building an aquaduct.