Meaning of CANT in English


[noun] [U] - statements on esp. religious or moral subjects which are not sincerely believed by the person making themShelley's friendship with Byron was rooted in their shared contempt for cant and hypocrisy.Cant is also special words used by a particular group of people such as thieves, lawyers or priests.Sometimes words that were originally cant come to be used in the general language.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.