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Kansan

[kan-zuh n]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kansas.
  2. Geology. the Kansan Stage.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the state of Kansas.
  2. Geology. of or relating to the second stage of the Pleistocene glaciation of North America.
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Origin of Kansan

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; Kans(as) + -an
Related formspost-Kan·san, adjective
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Examples from the Web for kansan

Historical Examples of kansan

  • On all sides could be heard the slightly-drawling speech of the Kansan.

    A Spoil of Office

    Hamlin Garland

  • "Take a survey," directed the Kansan, with a sweep of his hand.

    Frank Merriwell's Son

    Burt L. Standish

  • "Here are some gents what are looking for you, Merry," called the Kansan.

    Frank Merriwell's Son

    Burt L. Standish

  • Only one Kansan has made a speech that thrilled the world and is immortal.

  • Three species of Kansan birds can be placed in this category (Table 1).

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas

    Richard F. Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for kansan

Kansan

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kansas
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Kansas or its inhabitants
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