coon·​can ˈkün-ˌkan How to pronounce cooncan (audio)
: a game of rummy played with two packs including two jokers

Word History


by folk etymology from Mexican Spanish conquián conquian, from Spanish ¿con quién? with whom?

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cooncan was in 1877

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“Cooncan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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