[ baw-stoh-nee-uhn, bo-stoh- ]

  1. of, relating to, or typical of Boston, Mass., or its residents: a Bostonian childhood; Bostonian reserve.

  1. a native or inhabitant of Boston, Mass.

Origin of Bostonian

First recorded in 1675–85; Boston + -ian

Words Nearby Bostonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bostonian in a sentence

  • Knox, the sole Bostonian on Washington's staff, commanded the artillery throughout the war.

    The Siege of Boston | Allen French