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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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  • "I'm a Canadian," said the professor, wrenching his wrist away.

  • At the Long Sault, we were all put in boats, with a Canadian pilot in each end.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • You should apply to the Canadian Government for possession of the Shawenegan.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • We have some notion of a Canadian opening that might attract you.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • So you musn't encourage him into enlistin' in the Canadian army.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
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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