ca' canny

noun
ca' can·​ny | \ kȯ-ˈka-nē How to pronounce ca' canny (audio) \

Definition of ca' canny

British

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ca' canny intransitive verb, British

First Known Use of ca' canny

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ca' canny

borrowed from Scots, "proceed warily, act cautiously" (imperative and infinitive), from ca' "to call, urge forward, drive, proceed" (Scots form of call entry 1) + canny "warily," from canny, adjective, "prudent, wary" (Scots senses of canny entry 1)

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The first known use of ca' canny was in 1886

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“Ca' canny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ca%27%20canny. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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