canticoy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Algonquian (probably Lenape) language; compare Unami këntke (he dances).

Noun[edit]

canticoy (plural canticoys)

  1. (archaic, rare) A social gathering, usually for dancing.
    • 1906, Richard C. Adams, A Brief History of the Delaware Indians, page 17:
      The Indians denied us going to the town on excuse of a canticoy. We lodged in the woods that night.
    • 1923, in The Freeman, volume 6, page 457:
      [] as long as M. Poincaré keeps up his canticoys, so long will that disturbance increase.

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