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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.

  • On the other hand, the slaves of the Virginian master were property like his horses.

  • Text also uses "Virginian creeper" instead of the more common "Virginia creeper."

    Portia Duchess
  • Not since the publication of 'The Virginian' has so powerful a cowboy story been told.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The Virginian's pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • That fired Thornton till he longed to strangle the Virginian.

    Frank Merriwell's Races Burt L. Standish
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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