Cancan meaning

kănkăn
(motocross) A trick where one leg is brought over the seat, so that both legs are on one side.
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An exuberant dance that originated in France, performed by women and marked by high kicking.
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A lively dance with much high kicking done by women entertainers, originally in Paris dance halls in the late 19th cent.
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A high-kicking chorus line dance originating in France.
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To dance the cancan.
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Origin of cancan

  • French

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary