French Canadian



a descendant of the early French colonists of Canada.
the language of the French Canadians.
one of a Canadian breed of small, dark-brown dairy cattle, raised chiefly in Quebec.

Origin of French Canadian

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for french canadian

Contemporary Examples of french canadian

Historical Examples of french canadian

  • At his nationality he could only guess, supposing him to be a Frenchman or a French-Canadian.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • When Ned said this the French-Canadian voyageur looked up and nodded.

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay

    G. Harvey Ralphson

  • The driver, a French-Canadian turned and displayed an appreciative grin.

  • And the next morning the old French-Canadian lived true to his promise.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • He quickened his pace, the French-Canadian falling in with him.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for french canadian

French Canadian


a Canadian citizen whose native language is French

adjective French-Canadian

of or relating to French Canadians or their language
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