cooncan

noun
coon·​can | \ ˈkün-ˌkan How to pronounce cooncan (audio) \

Definition of cooncan

: a game of rummy played with two packs including two jokers

First Known Use of cooncan

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cooncan

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About cooncan

Time Traveler for cooncan

Time Traveler

The first known use of cooncan was in 1877

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cooncan

coon bug

cooncan

coon cat

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cooncan

Cite this Entry

“Cooncan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cooncan. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on cooncan

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cooncan

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!