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canned

[kand] /kænd/
adjective
1.
preserved in a can or jar:
canned peaches.
2.
Informal. recorded:
canned music.
3.
Informal. prepared in advance:
a canned speech.
4.
Slang. drunk.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; can2 + -ed2
Related forms
uncanned, adjective
well-canned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well canned

canned

/kænd/
adjective
1.
preserved and stored in airtight cans or tins: canned meat
2.
(informal) prepared or recorded in advance; artificial; not spontaneous: canned music
3.
a slang word for drunk (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for well canned

canned

adj.

1859, "put up in a can," past participle adjective from can (v.2). Figuratively, of music, from 1904, originally a contemptuous term (associated with John Philip Sousa) for music played by automatic instruments.

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Slang definitions & phrases for well canned

canned

adjective
  1. (also canned up) Drunk: They was already pretty canned/ They got canned up a little more (1910+)
  2. Recorded; played from a phonograph record or magnetic tape: canned music (1900+)
  3. Not fresh for the occasion; kept for easy and general use: The candidate uttered one or two canned one-liners, to small effect (1890s+)
  4. Filmed; completed •That is, put into one of the large flat circular tin cans used for holding movie film: That scene is already canned (1950s+ Movie studios)

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