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French Canadian

a descendant of the early French colonists of Canada.
the language of the French Canadians.
one of a Canadian breed of small, dark-brown dairy cattle, raised chiefly in Quebec.
Origin of French Canadian
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • His mother was a full-blooded Chippewa, and his father a half-breed with a french-canadian name.

  • At his nationality he could only guess, supposing him to be a Frenchman or a french-canadian.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • I want it at once—one with the long hair of a french-canadian coureur-de-bois.

  • And the next morning the old french-canadian lived true to his promise.

    The White Desert Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Montreal of today is a cosmopolitan city, but it is preponderatingly french-canadian in its population.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) William Henry Atherton
  • The shadows were falling, and the old french-canadian walked to the window.

    The White Desert Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • The middle of the forenoon found them on the grounds occupied by the various shacks belonging to the french-canadian.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • You can imagine the provocation it was to the french-canadian population of Ottawa.

    Bilingualism N. A. Belcourt
  • Perhaps they see and with stolid french-canadian indifference refuse to accept the fact.

British Dictionary definitions for french-canadian

French Canadian

a Canadian citizen whose native language is French
of or relating to French Canadians or their language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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