From Jerry + can, "Jerry" being an ethnic slur for "German", the use of the jerrycan having originated in Germany.
jerrycan (plural jerrycans)
- a robust fuel container made from pressed steel
pressed-steel fuel container
Borrowing from English jerrycan.
jerrycan c (plural jerrycans, diminutive jerrycannetje n)
- a jerrycan or similar container, used for fuel or other liquids (especially drinking water) and made of plastic or metal.