the can

noun

Definition of the can

US, informal
1 : the part of the body that one sits on : buttocks If you ask me, what he needs is a good kick in the can.
2 : a room with a toilet : bathroom He locked himself in the can and wouldn't come out.
3 : toilet sitting on the can
4 : a prison or jail The cops threw him in the can.

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“The can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20can. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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