cannikin

noun
can·​ni·​kin | \ ˈka-ni-kən How to pronounce cannikin (audio) \

Definition of cannikin

: a small can or drinking vessel

First Known Use of cannikin

1509, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannikin

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

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“Cannikin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannikin. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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