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Definition of cancan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cancan

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkænkæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænkæn//
 
(also the cancan) [singular]
 
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a fast dance in which a line of women kick their legs high in the air Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, child's word for canard ‘duck’, from Old French caner ‘to quack’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cancan