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Parisian

[puh-rizh-uh n, -ree-zhuh n, -riz-ee-uh n] /pəˈrɪʒ ən, -ˈri ʒən, -ˈrɪz i ən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Paris, France.
Origin of Parisian
1520-1530
1520-30; < French parisien. See Paris, -ian
Related forms
Parisianly, adverb
non-Parisian, adjective, noun
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  • By birth he may have been either a Burgundian or a Parisian.

  • A décolté attire would not be tolerated at a Parisian bridal.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The Parisian carpets are not equal to those manufactured here.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • Add to this the word romanichel, by which the gipsies are described in Parisian slang.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • The American girl is still without rivals in Parisian drawing-rooms, where she is more and more sought after.

British Dictionary definitions for Parisian

Parisian

/pəˈrɪzɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Paris or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Paris
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Word Origin and History for Parisian

1520s (n.), 1610s (adj.), from French parisien, from Medieval Latin parisianus (see Paris). Fem. form Parisienne (n.) is attested from 1886.

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