Simple Definition of cancan
: 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
First Known Use: 1848
Rhymes with cancan
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