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  • (US) IPA(key): /mæsəˈt͡ʃusɛtsi.ən/


Massachusettsian (plural Massachusettsians)

  1. (dated) A native or resident of Massachusetts.
    • 1802 [1962], John Adams, L.H. Butterfield, editor, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, volume 3, Cambridge, Massachusetts, page 336:
      That he was a Virginian and I a Massachusettsian.
    • 1869 January, Mayne Reid, “Trifles”, in Onward[1], G.W. Carleton, page 82:
      A young Massachusettsian (is this correct orthography?), by name Nathaniel II. Bishop, a mere lad of seventeen, who, prompted by a love of nature, starts off from his New England home, reaches the La Plata River, and coolly "walks" to Valparaiso, across pampa and cordillera, a distance of more than a thousand miles !
    • 1916, Charles Villiers Stanford, A History of Music, The Macmillan Company, page 324:
      Chadwick (54), though a Massachusettsian by birth, residence, and position is not so by preordination. He has a directness of thought, a humour, and a power of seeing himself as others see him that smack more of London or Paris than of Boston.
    • 1997, Maggie Montesinos Sale, The Slumbering Volcano: American Slave Ship Revolts and the Production of Rebellious Masculinity, Duke University Press, →ISBN, page 131:
      Much to the chagrin of many a Massachusettsian, on January 29, 1 842, Secretary of State Daniel Webster dispatched directions to the US ambassador to Great Britain in support of Calhoun's resolutions.
    • 2003, John P. Diggins, John Adams, Macmillan, →ISBN, pages 42-3:
      The minor appointments were the Virginian Edmund Randolph as attorney general and the Massachusettsian Henry Knox as secretary of war.



Massachusettsian (comparative more Massachusettsian, superlative most Massachusettsian)

  1. Of or relating to Massachusetts.