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ca'canny

[kah-kan-ee, kaw-] /kɑˈkæn i, kɔ-/
noun, British Slang.
1.
a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; literally, drive gently; see ca', canny
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British Dictionary definitions for ca'canny

ca'canny

/ˌkɔːˈkænɪ/
noun (Scot)
1.
moderation or wariness
2.
  1. a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow
  2. (as modifier): a ca'canny policy
See also caa2
Word Origin
C19: literally, call canny to drive gently
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