[baw-stoh-nee-uh n, bo-stoh-]
- of, relating to, or typical of Boston, Mass., or its residents: a Bostonian childhood; Bostonian reserve.
- a native or inhabitant of Boston, Mass.
Origin of Bostonian
- a novel (1886) by Henry James.
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They then attempted to share the “expertise” gleaned from that experience with Bostonians.Should Americans Identify With Israel After Boston?
April 23, 2013
Were it not for his injuries, Bostonians say, it is easy to imagine Menino out on the town, urging the city on toward renewal.Boston Mayor Tom Menino Sidelined in Marathon Explosions’ Aftermath
April 17, 2013
President Obama acknowledged the pluckiness of Bostonians when he spoke just hours after the attack.The Boston Bombings: Resilience vs. Panic
April 16, 2013
I'm supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city.Full Text and Video of President Obama's Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing
April 15, 2013
Kantrowitz may be at fault for focusing almost exclusively on a small group of black Bostonians.Did the Civil War Achieve Equality? Stephen Kantrowitz’s ‘More Than Freedom’
August 15, 2012
Nevertheless, since no threat was made, the Bostonians felt more at ease.The Siege of Boston
Bostonians will not have another such treat in this generation.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Expressions of sympathy for the Bostonians were heard on all sides.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
It will be seen that some coolness on the part of the Bostonians was not unnatural.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
It is a good feature in the character of Bostonians to love their own city.Parks for the People