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Canadian

[kuh-ney-dee-uh n] /kəˈneɪ di ən/
adjective
1.
of Canada or its people.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Canada.
Origin of Canadian
1560-1570
1560-70; Canad(a) + -ian; compare French canadien
Related forms
pro-Canadian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Canadian, adjective, noun
trans-Canadian, adjective
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  • A Canadian put up a small chop mill and chopped wheat something like feed is chopped now.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • At the Long Sault, we were all put in boats, with a Canadian pilot in each end.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Outside the church the public joy was made manifest by many effusions of the Canadian muse.

  • So steep is the descent that it may be compared to a Canadian toboggan slide.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • It's being out of it; that's what set me off on those Canadian chaps.

    The Second Fiddle Phyllis Bottome
British Dictionary definitions for Canadian

Canadian

/kəˈneɪdɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Canada or its people
noun
2.
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Canada
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Word Origin and History for Canadian

1560s; see Canada.

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