Definition of cooncan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈko͞onkan/


A card game for two players, originally from Mexico, similar to rummy.
Example sentences
  • He began to think about a combination of the best elements of Bridge, Rummy, and a Rummy variant called ‘cooncan.’
  • Marvin and I played so much pitch and cooncan that winter that we wore the spots off the playing cards.
  • Conquian, known as cooncan as it spread to Texas and the southern United States early in the 20th century, used the Spanish pack of 40 cards - the regular 52-card pack with 10s, 9s, and 8s removed.


Late 19th century: probably from Spanish con quién 'with whom?'.

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Syllabification: coon·can

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