cancan cancan  /ˈkæn ˌkæn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line

Usage(s):

  1. Though every seat at every performance is filled with beaming burghers, the cancan line has not a single roguish wink for admiring males.
  2. Determined to meet the hussy on her own ground, Ethel also swings her big, scarlet-clad body into the most massive cancan of the season.

News

  • $2 Deals at Hybird; Chez Oskar’s Bastille Day Party

    • On July 9, Cheap Eat Hybird's entire menu will be $2 per item. Questlove will D.J. from 11 a.m. to noon, and DJ PHSH will play music until 5 p.m. [Grub Street] • For Bastille Day on July 14, Fort Greene's Chez Oskar is celebrating with a French immersion and $45 prix fixe menu. The day will also feature a pétanque tournament and cancan dancers. [Grub Street] Filed Under: leftovers , chez oskar ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  • "If the manoir is a delicate waltz then [the brasserie] is a cancan," says Blanc.
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: Raymond Blanc Source: The Australian

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