[fin-luh n-der]


an inhabitant of Finland, especially a native who customarily speaks Swedish.

Origin of Finlander

First recorded in 1720–30; Finland + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for finlander

Historical Examples of finlander

  • The Americans won't let the Finlander hold me for ransom, you may depend upon that.

  • There is the Norwegian on the west; the Finlander on the east.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • And then his neighbour the Kaffre differs from him as the Finlander does from the Lap.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • The Finlander's scythe is represented in the annexed figure.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • The Finlander recognized our peril as quickly as I did, and halted.

    The Czar's Spy

    William Le Queux