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Meaning of "ca'canny" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CA'CANNY

Literally, call canny to drive gently.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CA'CANNY

ca'canny  [ˌkɔːˈkænɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CA'CANNY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ca'canny is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CA'CANNY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ca'canny in the English dictionary

The definition of ca'canny in the dictionary is moderation or wariness. Other definition of ca'canny is a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CA'CANNY


branny
ˈbrænɪ
canny
ˈkænɪ
cranny
ˈkrænɪ
danny
ˈdænɪ
fanny
ˈfænɪ
FANY
ˈfænɪ
flanny
ˈflænɪ
grannie
ˈɡrænɪ
granny
ˈɡrænɪ
hootananny
ˈhuːtəˌnænɪ
hootenanny
ˈhuːtəˌnænɪ
janny
ˈdʒænɪ
kokanee
kəʊˈkænɪ
nanny
ˈnænɪ
pandani
pænˈdænɪ
shanny
ˈʃænɪ
supernanny
ˈsuːpəˌnænɪ
trannie
ˈtrænɪ
tranny
ˈtrænɪ
uncanny
ʌnˈkænɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CA'CANNY

ca
ca.
caa
caa canny
caa the feet frae
Caaba
caatinga
cab
cab rank
cab rank rule
cabal
cabala
cabaletta
cabalism
cabalist
cabalistic
cabalistical
caballer
caballero
caballine

WORDS THAT END LIKE CA'CANNY

a pretty penny
benny
bonny
bunny
caa canny
donny
funny
ginny
jenny
johnny
Kenny
penny
scranny
skinny
sonny
spend a penny
sunny
swanny
tyranny
whinny

Synonyms and antonyms of ca'canny in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ca'canny» into 25 languages

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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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Ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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Ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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के´कॅनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

işi yavaşlatma
70 millions of speakers

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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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ca´canny
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Translator English - Afrikaans

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ca´canny
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CA'CANNY»

The term «ca'canny» is used very little and occupies the 186.633 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CA'CANNY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ca'canny

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CA'CANNY»

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Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
Ca' canny. The entry in OEDS (from 1896) is irrelevant. See instead OED canny, a. 10: Also usedadvb.; esp. inphr. to ca' canny: to go cautiously, quietly, gently, carefully, warily, from a 1796. Notes begins: "to call shrewdly"; UA revises: "Scots:  ...
Robert William Dent, 1994
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An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
F. chasseur, Ger. jnger. ca' canny. To worh slowly, so as to leeve plenty ior others to do. Recent application oi Sc. ca" canny, drive gently (Gait), irom Sc. ca, to drive cattle, with which ci. Norw. haue, cry oi summons to cattle. Ca' the yowes to the ...
Ernest Weekley, 2013
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Tom Mann
If the employers persist in their refusal to meet the workmen's representatives in order to discuss the demands sent in,' the workmen can retort by marking their ballot paper in favour of adopting "CA' CANNY", or go easy policy, until such times ...
Joseph L. White, 1991
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Scottish Dictionary and Supplement: In Four Volumes. Suppl. ...
Chaps like them suld ca' canny,' said he gruffly, ' it's time enough to get braws when we can afford necessers." Saxon and Gael, iii. 73. " But, Charlie and Bell, ca' canny; bairns will rise among you, and ye maun bear in mind that I hae baith ...
John Jamieson, 1841
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The Proverbs of Scotland
C. Ca' a cow to the ha' and she'll rin to the byre. “Set a frog on a golden stool; Off it goes again to the pool.”—German. Ca' again: you're no a ghaist. An intimation that your visits are agreeable. Ca' canny and flee laigh. Ca' canny, and ye'll ...
Alexander Hislop
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The First and Second Lady Chatterley Novels
These ca'canny tricks have got to stop." Constance herself had no belief in the ca' canny method. At the same time, she saw in Clifford the arousing of a new naked will, which would compel work from men. He was clever, almost weirdly 10 so.
D. H. Lawrence, Dieter Mehl, Christa Jansohn, 2002
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Ourselves
Integrity: JusticeIn Action Integrity in Work––'Ca' Canny.––Some time ago the newspapers brought a serious charge againstthe 'British workman.' Hewas said to have taken 'Ca' canny' for hismotto. That istosay, the man paid by the hour was  ...
Charlotte Mason, 2013
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Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First ...
In a leaflet, presumed to be written by Mann, ITF affiliates were encouraged to consider the strategy of “ca'canny,” or worker slowdowns: “It is a simple and handy phrase which is used to describe a new instrument or policy which may be used ...
Leon Fink, 2011
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J.B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour ...
Ca'canny In 1931 the Scottish National Dictionary defined the word "ca'canny" as a verb meaning to be moderate and proceed warily. It was now in general use, the entry continued, as a description of "the trade-union policy of limiting output.
David Frank, 1999
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War of the Classes. Revolution. The Shrinkage of the Planet.
But, the British laborer's policy of “ca' canny,” which is the very honorable one of giving least for most, and which is likewise the policy of the English capitalist, is nevertheless frowned upon by the English capitalist, whose business existence is  ...
Jack London, 2006

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CA'CANNY»

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1889: The Glasgow dockers' go-slow
However the employers have said that they are delighted with the services of these people; let us therefore do the same and practice ca'canny. «libcom.org, Jan 10»

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