statehood

[ steyt-hoo d ]
/ ˈsteɪt hʊd /
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noun

the status or condition of being a state, especially a state of the U.S.

Nearby words

  1. state-of-the-art,
  2. statecraft,
  3. stated,
  4. stated case,
  5. statedly,
  6. statehooder,
  7. statehouse,
  8. stateless,
  9. statelet,
  10. stately

Origin of statehood

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; state + -hood

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Word Origin and History for statehood

statehood

n.

1819, from state (n.) + -hood.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper