can can


a lively high kicking dance that came into vogue about 1830 in Paris and after 1844 was used as an exhibition dance.

1840–50; < French, repetitive compound (based on can) said to be nursery variant of canard duck; see canard Unabridged
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cancan (ˈkænˌkæn)
a high-kicking dance performed by a female chorus, originating in the music halls of 19th-century Paris
[C19: from French, of uncertain origin]

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