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Tennessean

or Tennesseean

[ten-uh-see-uh n] /ˌtɛn əˈsi ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the state of Tennessee or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of the state of Tennessee.
Origin of Tennessean
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; Tennessee + -an
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  • The ranger unlocked his prisoner's handcuffs and tossed them up to the Tennessean.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • The other was a lanky, bearded Tennessean some forty years old.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • The situation did not look very hopeful, even to a man of such desperate fortunes as the bold Tennessean.

    The Young Lieutenant

    Oliver Optic
  • The Tennessean looked to his guns to make sure they hung loose in the scabbards, then stepped briskly back toward the plaza.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Holingsworth was not a Texan, but a Tennessean, though Texas had been for some years his adopted home.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • The white-headed eagle, soaring above the spray of a Tennessean forest, looks down upon the clearing of the squatter.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • It was midnight when we arrived upon the shore of the Mississippi—at its point of confluence with the Tennessean stream.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • He told me that he (Beauregard) had organised both the Virginian and Tennessean armies.

    Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  • They said that he was a Tennessean, and had joined the Yankee army, and they showed them no quarter.

British Dictionary definitions for Tennessean

Tennessean

/ˌtɛnɪˈsiːən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Tennessee
adjective
2.
of or relating to Tennessee or its inhabitants
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