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English noun: cant

1. cant (communication) stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition


Synonymsbuzzword


Broader (hypernym)bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

2. cant (object) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force


Synonymsbank, camber


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

3. cant (communication) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)


SamplesThey don't speak our lingo.


Synonymsargot, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech


Narrower (hyponym)rhyming slang, street name


Domain usage members'hood, airhead, applesauce, arse, arsehole, ass, asshole, babe, baby, bad egg, baloney, bay window, besotted, big bucks, big money, bilgewater, bitch, bite, blind drunk, blotto, blowjob, Boche, boffin, boloney, bolshy, bosh, bun-fight, bundle, bunfight, bunghole, bunk off, burnup, butch, butch, buy it, caff, can-do, cert, Chinaman, chink, chuck, clean, cock sucking, cockeyed, codswallop, corker, corporation, crocked, dago, deck, dekko, dibs, dike, ditch, dreck, drool, drop-dead, dyke, feel, folderol, freaky, fuck, fucking, fuddled, gat, ginzo, give, good egg, gook, greaseball, grotty, Guinea, guvnor, hand job, heebie-jeebies, heist, honkey, honkie, honky, hood, hooey, hoof, humbug, Hun, hymie, Injun, jacking off, Jap, jerking off, Jerry, jitters, juice, juice, key, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, legs, loaded, mean, megabucks, Mickey Finn, nick, niff, Nip, nookie, nooky, nosh-up, old man, out-and-outer, paleface, pie-eyed, piece of ass, piece of tail, pile, pint-size, pint-sized, pip out, pissed, pixilated, plastered, play hooky, plum, plumb, pong, poor white trash, poppycock, pot, potbelly, power trip, red man, Redskin, rip-off, rod, roll in the hay, rubbish, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, schlock, schlockmeister, screaming meemies, screw, screwing, shag, shakedown, shakedown, sheeny, shlock, shlockmeister, shtup, sister, skin flick, skinful, slam-bang, slant-eye, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, some, soup-strainer, soused, sozzled, spic, spick, spik, square, square-bashing, squeeze, squiffy, stiff, straight, stroppy, stuff, stuff and nonsense, suit, swiz, taradiddle, tarradiddle, the shits, the trots, tight, tommyrot, toothbrush, tosh, trash, tripe, tripper, trumpery, tummy, twaddle, uncool, wank, wet, white trash, whitey, wish-wash, wog, wop, yid

4. cant (communication) insincere talk about religion or morals


Synonymspious platitude


Broader (hypernym)talk, talking

5. cant (artifact) two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees


Synonymsbevel, chamfer


Broader (hypernym)edge


Narrower (hyponym)splay


English verb: cant

1. cant (motion) heel over


SamplesThe tower is tilting.
The ceiling is slanting.


Synonymscant over, pitch, slant, tilt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)cock









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