cooncan
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Mexican Spanish conquián conquian, from Spanish ¿con quién? with whom? Date: 1889 a game of rummy played with two packs including two jokers

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  • Cooncan — Coon can, n. [Corrupt of conquian.] A game of cards derived from conquian, played by two or more players with one or two full packs of cards. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cooncan — ☆ cooncan [ko͞on′kan΄ ] n. [< earlier conquian < MexSp conquain < conquian < Sp con quién, with whom] an early form of the card game rummy …   English World dictionary

  • cooncan — /koohn kan /, n. Cards. a variety of rummy for two players. [1885 90, Amer.; popular alter. of CONQUIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • cooncan — noun An early form of the card game rummy Syn: conquian …   Wiktionary

  • cooncan — [ ku:nkan] noun a card game for two players, originally from Mexico, similar to rummy. Origin C19: prob. from Sp. con quién with whom? …   English new terms dictionary

  • cooncan — (conquián [koŋkján], the name of a card game)    Arizona: 1889. According to the DARE, a card game similar to rummy played in the Southwest and the South. The DARE also indicates that this term is mistakenly thought to derive from con quién, in… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • cooncan — coon·can …   English syllables

  • cooncan — coon•can [[t]ˈkunˌkæn[/t]] n. gam a variety of rummy for two players • Etymology: 1885–90, amer.; alter. of conquian < Spcon quien? lit., with whom? …   From formal English to slang

  • cooncan — /ˈkunkæn/ (say koohnkan) noun a card game of the rummy family for two players. {variant of conquian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cooncan — ˈkünˌkan noun or coon king ( s) Etymology: by folk etymology from Mexican Spanish conquián, from Spanish ¿con quién? with whom? : a game of rummy derived from conquian and played by two or more with two packs including two jokers called also… …   Useful english dictionary

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