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cancan

noun can·can \ˈkan-ˌkan\

: a woman's dance of French origin that involves kicking the legs while holding up the front of a full skirt

Full Definition of CANCAN

:  a woman's dance of French origin characterized by high kicking usually while holding up the front of a full ruffled skirt

Origin of CANCAN

French
First Known Use: 1848

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