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Canadian

[kuh-ney-dee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of Canada or its people.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Canada.
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Origin of Canadian

1560–70; Canad(a) + -ian; compare French canadien
Related formspro-Ca·na·di·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Ca·na·di·an, adjective, nountrans-Ca·na·di·an, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of canadian

Historical Examples of canadian

  • "I'm a Canadian," said the professor, wrenching his wrist away.

  • At the Long Sault, we were all put in boats, with a Canadian pilot in each end.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • You should apply to the Canadian Government for possession of the Shawenegan.

  • We have some notion of a Canadian opening that might attract you.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • So you musn't encourage him into enlistin' in the Canadian army.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for canadian

Canadian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Canada or its people
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noun
  1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Canada
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Word Origin and History for canadian

Canadian

1560s; see Canada.

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