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
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Friday night at 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Live entertainment at four stages ranges from Madame Gigi's Outrageous French CanCans to Milwaukee area singer-songwriters Claire Kelly and Ryan McIntyre.
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Origin and Etymology of cancan
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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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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