[ mish-i-gan-der ]
/ ˌmɪʃ ɪˈgæn dər /


a native or inhabitant of Michigan.


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Also called Mich·i·gan·ite [mish-i-guh-nahyt] /ˈmɪʃ ɪ gəˌnaɪt/.

Origin of Michigander

1825–35, Americanism; blend of Michigan and gander, name first applied to Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory (1813–31)
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British Dictionary definitions for michigander

/ (ˌmɪʃɪˈɡændə) /


a native or inhabitant of Michigan
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