What is Cant?
Cant definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety.
the private language of the underworld.
the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry.
whining or singsong speech, especially of beggars.
verb (used without object)
to talk hypocritically.
to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; beg.