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canticoy (plural canticoys)
- (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.