Parisian

[ puh-rizh-uh n, -ree-zhuh n, -riz-ee-uh n ]
/ pəˈrɪʒ ən, -ˈri ʒən, -ˈrɪz i ən /
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noun

a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Paris, France.

Origin of Parisian

From the French word parisien, dating back to 1520–30. See Paris, -ian

Related formsPa·ri·sian·ly, adverbnon-Pa·ri·sian, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for parisian

Parisian

/ (pəˈrɪzɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Paris or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Paris
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Word Origin and History for parisian

Parisian

1520s (n.), 1610s (adj.), from French parisien, from Medieval Latin parisianus (see Paris). Fem. form Parisienne (n.) is attested from 1886.

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