shanny

English dialect East Anglia and Essex, England

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

Shanny means scatter-brained or foolish. It is equivalent to 'duzzy' and 'diddy', other Norfolk dialect words meaning silly or foolish.

Note: In North Norfolk, shanny can also mean high-spirited and unruly.

"That new friend o' yarn, she be a shanny sort of flart."

"Your new friend is a scatter-brained fool."