Usania

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USA + -an + -ia, parallel to Araucania, etc.; or a backformation from Usanian

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Usania

  1. (nonstandard) The United States of America.
    • 1971, Norman Ward, “Where But in Usania”, in John Harold Redekop, editor, The star-spangled beaver, page 3:
      Where but in Usania would a state delegation appear at a national convention pledged to support a man known to be ineligible for election?
    • 2007, Robin D. Gill, The Woman Without a Hole—& Other Risky Themes from Old Japanese Poems, page 211:
      Burton, writing at a time when homophobia was as common in much of Europe as it remains in parts of the peculiarly Puritan Usania, felt he could not end his defense on a general note.

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