adjectiveDate: 1904 1.a. prepared or recorded in advance; especially prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution <canned laughter> <canned music> b. lacking originality or individuality as if mass-produced <canned sales pitch> 2.slangdrunk 1a
Can Can, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canned; p. pr. &vb. n. Canning.] To preserve by putting in sealed cans [U. S.] ``Canned meats'' --W. D. Howells. Canned goods, a general name for fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish, preserved in hermetically sealed cans.
Canned music, laughter, or applause on a television or radio programme has been recorded beforehand and is added to the programme to make it sound as if there is a live audience. ADJ: usu ADJ nsee alsocan