[ kab-loo-nuh ]
/ kæbˈlu nə /
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noun Canadian chiefly Arctic.
a white man; a European.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of kabloona
1765–75; <Inuit qablunaaq, probably derivative of qava the South; association with qablu “eyebrow” has given rise to the spurious translation “person with big eyebrows”
Words nearby kabloona
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Example sentences from the Web for kabloona
He put it into my hands to repair, taking it for granted that a Kabloona would succeed much better than himself.
British Dictionary definitions for kabloona
/ (kəˈbluːnə) /
(in Canada) a person who is not of Inuit ancestry, esp a White person
Word Origin for Kabloona
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