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can (3) American English

Meaning: toilet

For example:

  • Carlos has got a stomach problem, so he's gone to the can.

  • Do you know where the can is in this place?

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone asks you where the can is, they want to know where the
  1. kitchen is
  2. toilet is
  3. refrigerator is

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