USAian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

USA +‎ -ian

Adjective[edit]

USAian ‎(comparative more USAian, superlative most USAian)

  1. (informal) Of or pertaining to the United States.
    • 2000 January 2, Don Cochrane, “Re: Cross-border currency (was Re: McDonald's cash register?)”, in alt.folklore.urban, Usenet[1]:
      Back in the '60s and '70s, when I was a wee lad, the economics were such that the Canadian dollar was actually worth a bit more than its USAian counterpart.
    • 2001 November 6, Beable van Polasm, “Freudian Slurp”, in alt.religion.kibology, Usenet[2]:
      George Bush (Senior) is for some reason in Austria. He made the amusing Freudian slip of saying "Bob Hope" (incredibly funny USAian comedian) instead of "Bob Hawke" (former Austrian Prime Minister, and holder of the WORLD RECORD for DRINKING BEER).
    • 2003 November 4, Joe Manfre, “Re: Dear World”, in alt.religion.kibology, Usenet[3]:
      Here in Canada they have dollar stores that sell the same crap as in USAian dollar stores except they only cost a Canadian dollar here!
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:USAian.

Noun[edit]

USAian ‎(plural USAians)

  1. (informal) A citizen or resident of the United States.
    • 2001 October 18, D., “Re: WTC and European reaction to the US military action”, in rec.travel.europe, Usenet[4]:
      That does not mean life as normal, or life as pre-11 Sept. I sincerely hope every USAian has a different perspective now of the world we live in, of the very real threat of terrorism.
    • 2002 April 2, Paul J. Adam, “Re: Let The Games Begin: Kansas Supreme Court Rules Transsexuals May Not Marry”, in alt.books.tom-clancy, Usenet[5]:
      You appear unusual for a USAian in even understanding the British colloqualism.
    • 2010, Michael Sullivan, "By any means possible", Pasadena Weekly, 18 February 2010:
      [Cindy Sheehan:] Observing how my fellow USAians believe that we live in the greatest nation in history and if our government does anything wrong, it’s an aberration instead of a habit.