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Canadians waving a Canadian flag in Canada


Etymology 1[edit]

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


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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Canadian (plural Canadians)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Canada.
    • 2021, Jenni Fagan, Luckenbooth, William Heinemann, page 180:
      Even the Canadians have gone to war against them! They never go to war against anybody!
  2. (sports, informal) Canadian national championship.
    • 2012 March 16, Monte Stewart, “Shantz takes on foes from yesteryear in quest for elusive national crown”, in Global News[1]:
      “If you look back 20 years ago, we were all playing in the Canadians and high-level cashspiels,” Shantz, 51, said Friday.
    • 2015 December 19, Mary Caton, “A legend on LaSalle diamonds for decades”, in The Windsor Star:
      "When we were playing in the Canadians (championships) other teams would come around to watch us do our warm-ups," son Jayme Hall said.
    • 2017 September 21, Bill Doucet, “A scent of success for Hespeler horseshoe pitcher”, in The Cambridge Times:
      “With it being Canadians, I’m just, a little bit, not as good as the top girls are,” she said, despite playing in the Canadians in Belleville in 2013.
  3. (sports) canoe (short for Canadian canoe, as opposed to kayak)
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Proper noun[edit]


  1. (informal) The English language (spoken or written) as used in Canada; Canadian English.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]


  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.

See also[edit]


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