Massachusettsan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Massachusetts +‎ -an

Noun[edit]

Massachusettsan (plural Massachusettsans)

  1. A native or resident of the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America.

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Usage notes[edit]

Bay Stater” is the official designation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts[1] but the federal government style guide prefers “Massachusettsan”.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Laws of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts, Part I, Title I, Chapter 2, Section 35: “Bay Staters shall be the official designation of citizens of the commonwealth.”
  2. ^ U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual (edition published January 12, 2017), Chapter 5.23