- of, relating to, or characteristic of the state of Tennessee or its inhabitants.
- a native or inhabitant of the state of Tennessee.
Origin of Tennessean
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The ranger unlocked his prisoner's handcuffs and tossed them up to the Tennessean.
The other was a lanky, bearded Tennessean some forty years old.A Man for the Ages
The situation did not look very hopeful, even to a man of such desperate fortunes as the bold Tennessean.The Young Lieutenant
The Tennessean looked to his guns to make sure they hung loose in the scabbards, then stepped briskly back toward the plaza.
Holingsworth was not a Texan, but a Tennessean, though Texas had been for some years his adopted home.The War Trail
- a native or inhabitant of Tennessee
- of or relating to Tennessee or its inhabitants