What does the word cant mean?

Usage examples for cant

  1. Th' wife's a raight cant body, and as clean- ye mught eat your porridge off th' house floor. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. Terms used in the Cant Dictionary. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  3. I suppose you've come out here to- day with a prayer- book and a lot of soft words, a lot of cant, to try to reform me? – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus