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[baw-stoh-nee-uh n, bo-stoh-]
  1. of, relating to, or typical of Boston, Mass., or its residents: a Bostonian childhood; Bostonian reserve.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Boston, Mass.
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Origin of Bostonian

First recorded in 1675–85; Boston + -ian
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Historical Examples of bostonian

  • With such standards, the Bostonian could not but develop a double nature.

    The Education of Henry Adams

    Henry Adams

  • Adams, too, was Bostonian, and the Bostonian's uncertainty of attitude was as natural to him as to Lodge.

  • And William Sturgis—the young Bostonian who lived with us for so many years?

  • "I wish I had brought some with me," said the Bostonian seriously.

  • He was a Bostonian converted to New York; a very special type.