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Kansan

[kan-zuh n] /ˈkæn zən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Kansas.
2.
Geology. the Kansan Stage.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the state of Kansas.
4.
Geology. of or relating to the second stage of the Pleistocene glaciation of North America.
Origin of Kansan
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; Kans(as) + -an
Related forms
post-Kansan, adjective
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  • The Kansan had accompanied Winnie Lee home that evening, as usual.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • "Take a survey," directed the Kansan, with a sweep of his hand.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Only one Kansan has made a speech that thrilled the world and is immortal.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • He proved to be a Kansan and he told us interesting things about the State.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
  • "Here are some gents what are looking for you, Merry," called the Kansan.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • He saw the "make-up," and recognized the clothes as some he had seen on the Kansan.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • Three species of Kansan birds can be placed in this category (Table 1).

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas Richard F. Johnston
  • Five times more the Kansan did this, and Merriwell duplicated the performance.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • On all sides could be heard the slightly-drawling speech of the Kansan.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • "I like to hear you talk that way," said Agnew, linking his arm in the Kansan's.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for Kansan

Kansan

/ˈkænzən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Kansas
adjective
2.
of or relating to Kansas or its inhabitants
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