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cannikin

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noun can·ni·kin \ˈka-ni-kən\

Definition of cannikin

  1. :  a small can or drinking vessel



Origin and Etymology of cannikin

probably from obsolete Dutch kanneken, from Middle Dutch canneken, diminutive of canne can; akin to Old English canne can


First Known Use: 1570


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