Candiot

[kan-dee-ot]
noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for candiot

Historical Examples of 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

Candiot

Candiote (ˈkændɪˌəʊt)

adjective
  1. of or relating to Candia (Iráklion) or Crete; Cretan
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Crete; a Cretan
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