a statement used when a situation becomes either undeniably irreversible or utterly impossible to explain due to temporary unfavorable circumstances. Often preceded by the "it's not what it looks like" statement. In other words: you're busted and you can't come up with a good excuse without getting beat up or yelled at.
A girl comes to a guy's house for a visit. They enjoy a good conversation. They turn on the tv. The air conditioner doesn't work so they take off a few items of clothing. They have a friendly fight over the remote and start wrestling on the ground. The guy's overzealous girlfriend walks in to see them holding eachother, nearly half naked on the carpet. The guy is shocked and says "Wait, it's not what it looks like...I can explain."
by JT the man January 2, 2008
An absolute and valid verbal justification of any action that is seemingly without a clear goal or purpose.
This expression is used to quickly make someone realize that the action in itself is so mindnumbingly cool and awe-inspiring that a purpose is no longer necessary.
Q: Why on earth would you want to play "Für Elise" on an HP Scanner!

A: Because I can

by The Smitemeister March 18, 2008
Short for “I can suck your dick”.
-And what can you do, my feminine fellow?
-I can sus.
by hardboiled hotel November 10, 2019
This has multiple meanings. It can mean any of the following:

1. I understand.
2. I agree.
3. Wow! That's awesome.
4. I would have no problem doing that/dealing with that.
5. Im down with it.

And even much more. Its like jawn. Maaaany meanings!
"Do you want to go to the movies later? Im tryna see Transformers."

"I can dig it!"

"Stay away from him, he's crazy."
"Yeah but I can dig it. Its cool."
by MelNel272 January 28, 2012
A phrase often uttered by people who have absolutely no logical reason for doing something when asked why they are doing said thing in the first place.
Bob: "Why did you burn down that house?"
Joe: "Because I can."
by VectorFluxion April 24, 2020