[kah-kan-ee, kaw-]
noun British Slang.
a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent.

1895–1900; literally, drive gently; see ca', canny Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
ca'canny (ˌkɔːˈkænɪ)
1.  moderation or wariness
2.  a.  a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow
 b.  (as modifier): a ca'canny policy
[C19: literally, call canny to drive gently]

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