jerrycan

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English[edit]

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Jerrycan for petrol

Etymology[edit]

From Jerry +‎ can, "Jerry" being an ethnic slur for "German", the use of the jerrycan having originated in Germany.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛɹiˌkæn/

Noun[edit]

jerrycan (plural jerrycans)

  1. a robust fuel container made from pressed steel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English jerrycan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jerrycan c (plural jerrycans, diminutive jerrycannetje n)

  1. a jerrycan or similar container, used for fuel or other liquids (especially drinking water) and made of plastic or metal.