Canadian

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See also: canadian

English[edit]

Canadians

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /kə.ˈneɪ.di.ən/, [kʰə.ˈneɪ.ɾi.ən]
  • Rhymes: -eɪdɪən
  • Hyphenation: Can‧ad‧ian
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Canada (noun) +‎ -ian (suffix forming adjectives and nouns).

Adjective[edit]

Canadian (comparative more Canadian, superlative most Canadian)

  1. Of, belonging to, or relating to Canada, its people or culture.
  2. (informal) Of, belonging to, or relating to Canadian English.
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Noun[edit]

Canadian (plural Canadians)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Canada.
  2. (sports, informal) Canadian national championship. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (sports) canoe (short for Canadian canoe, as opposed to kayak)
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Proper noun[edit]

Canadian

  1. (informal) The English language (spoken or written) as used in Canada; Canadian English.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A name of uncertain origin. The city and town names are after the river.

Proper noun[edit]

Canadian

  1. The Canadian River, a river in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and Oklahoma in the United States, which is a tributary of the Arkansas River.
  2. A town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
  3. A city, the county seat of Hemphill County, Texas.

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References[edit]

  • “Canadian” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.