[ hab-i-tuh nt ]
/ ˈhæb ɪ tənt /


an inhabitant.

Origin of habitant

1480–90; < Latin habitant- (stem of habitāns), present participle of habitāre to inhabit. See habitat, -ant

Definition for habitant (2 of 2)

[ hab-i-tuh nt; French a-bee-tahn ]
/ ˈhæb ɪ tənt; French a biˈtɑ̃ /

noun, plural ha·bi·tants [hab-i-tuh nts; French a-bee-tahn] /ˈhæb ɪ tənts; French a biˈtɑ̃/.

a French settler in Canada or Louisiana, or a descendant of one, especially a farmer.
Canadian. a Canadian of French speech and culture, especially one residing in the province of Quebec.

Origin of habitant

1780–90; < French, present participle of habiter < Latin habitāre to inhabit
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British Dictionary definitions for habitant

/ (ˈhæbɪtənt) /


a less common word for inhabitant
(ˈhæbɪtənt, French abitɑ̃)
  1. an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer
  2. a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer
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