[ kah-kan-ee, kaw- ]
/ kɑˈkæn i, kɔ- /
noun British Slang.
a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent.
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British Dictionary definitions for ca'canny
/ (ˌkɔːˈkænɪ) /
moderation or wariness
- a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow
- (as modifier)a ca'canny policy
See also caa 2
Word Origin for ca'canny
C19: literally, call canny to drive gently
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