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kabloona

[ kab-loo-nuh ]
/ kæbˈlu nə /
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noun Canadian chiefly Arctic.

a white man; a European.

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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”

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Kabloona
/ (kəˈbluːnə) /

noun

(in Canada) a person who is not of Inuit ancestry, esp a White person

Word Origin for Kabloona

from Inuktitut
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