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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Contraction of cannot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • possessive noun A colloquial contraction of cannot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • possessive noun A colloquial contraction for can not.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • phrase cannot; is unable to; does not have the ability to
  • phrase is forbidden to; is not permitted to

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

can +‎ -n't, since 1706 or earlier.

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