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ca'canny

ca'can·ny
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kah-kan-ee, kaw-]
    • /kɑˈkæn i, kɔ-/
    • /ˌkɑːˈk.æ.ni/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kah-kan-ee, kaw-]
    • /kɑˈkæn i, kɔ-/

Definitions of ca'canny word

  • noun ca'canny moderation or wariness 3
  • noun ca'canny a policy of restricting the output of work; go-slow 3
  • noun ca'canny (as modifier) 3
  • noun ca'canny a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent. 1

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Origin of ca'canny

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
1895-1900; literally, drive gently; see ca', canny

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Parts of speech for Ca'canny

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ca'canny popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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