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French Canadian

noun
1.
a descendant of the early French colonists of Canada.
2.
the language of the French Canadians.
3.
one of a Canadian breed of small, dark-brown dairy cattle, raised chiefly in Quebec.
Origin of French Canadian
1750-1760
1750-60
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  • The fecundity of the French Canadian race is such that this method of reprisal on the cur is not rare.

  • As a rule the traders were Scottish and the voyageurs French Canadian.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • The French Canadian strode after, the tassel of his cap bobbing, the ends of his scarlet sash streaming in the brisk breeze.

    The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • A French Canadian built an imitation of her the following year.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • Several thousands of French Canadian youth rallied to the colors.

    England, Canada and the Great War Louis-Georges Desjardins
  • Johnny could have loved the little French Canadian for that speech.

    Whispers at Dawn Roy J. Snell
  • What more natural than that they should marry the French Canadian servants of whom Nairne speaks?

  • He was a French Canadian trader and traveller who had left them fairly well to do.

  • The tri-colour, having never been the flag of his forefathers, carries neither allegiance nor loyalty to the French Canadian.

British Dictionary definitions for French Canadian

French Canadian

noun
1.
a Canadian citizen whose native language is French
adjective
2.
of or relating to French Canadians or their language
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