cant

Part of speech: verb

To slant; tip up; tilt.

Part of speech: noun

An inclination or tipping; a slant.

Part of speech: verb

To talk with affected religiousness; speak in a hypocritical way.

Part of speech: noun

Formal, ostentatious, religious talk.

Part of speech: noun

Any technical or professional phraseology.

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Usage examples "cant":

  1. Th' wife's a raight cant body, and as clean- ye mught eat your porridge off th' house floor. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  2. Terms used in the Cant Dictionary. - "The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great", 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", Harold Titus.