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Virginian

[ver-jin-yuh n] /vərˈdʒɪn yən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the state of Virginia.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Virginia.
Origin of Virginian
1625-1635
1625-35; Virgini(a) + -an
Related forms
non-Virginian, adjective, noun
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  • The Virginian and the Yankee have planted themselves in the wilderness, each in a manner conformable to his nature and condition.

  • "I do not know," answered the young Virginian girl, with strange coolness and candor.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • Text also uses "Virginian creeper" instead of the more common "Virginia creeper."

    Portia Duchess
  • "You should have come in time, then, and seen the eclipse," said the Virginian.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • The Virginian's pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Paul's ancestors were from Connecticut, while Philip's father was a Virginian.

    Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin
British Dictionary definitions for Virginian

Virginian

/vəˈdʒɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Virginia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Virginia
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