What is another word for shantytown?
[ ʃˈantɪtˌa͡ʊn], [ ʃˈantɪtˌaʊn], [ ʃ_ˈa_n_t_ɪ_t_ˌaʊ_n]
Related words: slum, slumtown, shantytowns, slums, slumdog millionaire, poverty, poverty alleviation, shanty towns in the world, overcrowding
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Synonyms for Shantytown:
n.• location (noun)
How to use "Shantytown" in context?
There is no one definitive answer when it comes to what a shantytown is. Depending on who you ask, a shantytown could be a collection of hastily built, makeshift homes situated nearilities that are either dirty, dangerous, or both.
The first shantytowns were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as a way for impoverished laborers to escape the conditions of rural poverty. Over time, shantytowns have evolved and come to encompass a much wider range of lifestyles, from those located in urban areas to those located in rural areas that have been ravaged by natural disasters.
Paraphrases for Shantytown:
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Noun, singular or mass
- Noun, singular or mass
Homophones for Shantytown:
- send on, Sonatina, sundown, sigmodon, Santa Ana, Susan Anthony, sondheim, semitone, smoothen, smitane, San Antonio, segmentation, scandium, sanitation, Sandman, soundman, sometime, summation, smetana, send in, Swiss Canton, Santa Anna, sand dune, smitten, suntan, send down.
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