Slang Dictionary

can definition

  1. n.
    the head. : Jerry landed one on Frank's can. Frank crumpled.
  2. n.
    toilet. : Restroom? Hell, I ain't tired! Where's the can?
  3. n.
    the buttocks. (Usually objectionable. See also bucket.) : The guy slipped on the ice and fell on his can.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with can, also see as best one can; before you can say Jack Robinson; bite off more than one can chew; carry the can; catch as catch can; game that two can play; get the ax (can); in the can; more than one can shake a stick at; no can do; you can bet your ass; you can lead a horse to water; you can say that again; you never can tell. Also see under can't.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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