cancan

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noun can·can \ˈkan-ˌkan\

Definition of cancan

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

Origin and Etymology of cancan

French


First Known Use: 1842


CANCAN Defined for English Language Learners

cancan

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noun can·can \ˈkan-ˌkan\

Definition of cancan for English Language Learners

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


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