Ashcan

adjective
Ash·​can | \ ˈash-ˌkan How to pronounce Ashcan (audio) \

Definition of Ashcan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a group of 20th century American painters who depicted city life realistically Ashcan school

ash can

noun

Definition of ash can (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a metal receptacle for refuse
2 slang : depth charge

First Known Use of Ashcan

Adjective

1939, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ashcan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ashcan. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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