[ kan-dee-ot ]
/ ˈkæn diˌɒt /


of or relating to Candia or Crete; Cretan.


a Cretan.
Also Can·di·ote [kan-dee-oht] /ˈkæn diˌoʊt/.

Origin of Candiot

Candi(a) + -ot(e) < Greek -ōtēs personal noun suffix; cf. Cypriot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for candiot

  • We afterward fell into a dispute with a Candiot, concerning the procession of the Holy Ghost.

  • Once, in a fit of irritation with a Candiot who stammered out of sheer fright, the captain had ordered him to be hanged.

    Marietta|F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for candiot


Candiote (ˈkændɪˌəʊt)

/ (ˈkændɪˌɒt) /


of or relating to Candia (Iráklion) or Crete; Cretan


a native or inhabitant of Crete; a Cretan
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