minican

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ can

Noun[edit]

minican ‎(plural minicans)

  1. A small can.
    • 1996, BioCycle (volume 37, issues 1-6)
      The 260 households on the second route were given eight-gallon minicans and biodegradable liners for food residuals.
    • 2009 March 26, David Pogue, “When Laptops Go Light”, in New York Times[1]:
      You might wash those down with a Coke Swigger — a cute minican that holds three ounces of noncarbonated cola.