the can

noun

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 21 May. 2024.

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