Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A card game for 2 players using 40 cards that is an early version of rummy.

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  • n. An early form of the card game rummy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A game of cards derived from conquian, played by two or more players with one or two full packs of cards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See conquien.

Etymologies

Alteration of American Spanish conquián, probably from Spanish con quién, with whom? : con, with (from Latin cum; see kom in Indo-European roots) + quien, whom (from Latin quem, accusative of quis, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In the "C" section, meanwhile, the triumvirate "cancan / Cancun / cooncan" appears as one entry.

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  • There, he found that cooncan is a card game played around the world (probably also in Cancun), that the derivation of the city named Cancun is uncertain but has something to do with snakes, and that a Google search of "cancan + no panties" returns no results.

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  • Talk about multitasking!

    June 26, 2007

  • Or cancan while playing cooncan?

    June 26, 2007

  • Can you play cooncan in Cancun?

    June 26, 2007

  • "with whom" rummy for two

    June 22, 2007