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can (3)

This page is about the slang term can (3)

American English



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?


This 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

a. kitchen is

b. toilet is

c. refrigerator is
a) kitchen is b) toilet is c) refrigerator is
can (3)

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Contributor: Matt Errey