Definitions

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  • n. A person who was born in or who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • adj. Related to, characteristic of, or residing in Boston.

Etymologies

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From Boston +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Elizabeth Warren has done all that, and has done as much to earn the title Bostonian of the Year as has anyone who was born and raised in Oklahoma.

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  • I would like to bristle at being called a Bostonian, if I could always remember to.

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  • You might want to clear that up if you are considering an international audience - call her Bostonian at some point, or something similar.

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  • Or is it an idiosyncrisy like the Kennedys and their "Bostonian" accent which is nothing of the sort?

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  • Just wondering if the "Bostonian" with a comfortable house and library did not consider the "twin" factor, and decided the libra could be best completed as a menage a trois :-D

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  • My dad told me the worst swear word you could possibly say was "Bostonian".

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  • The sailor, who was a "Bostonian," an inheritance with the ship, opened his mouth in favor of the unfortunate professor, but like his mates, he stood in much awe of a master whose indulgence demanded implicit obedience in return.

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  • Englander ( "Bostonian"), and the French Canadian traders at various rendezvous on Lake Winnipeg and its tributary lakes and rivers.

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  • Whatever lingering doubt of me he may have had, with reference to Boston, seemed to satisfy itself when several years afterwards he happened to speak of a certain character in an early novel of mine, who was not quite the kind of Bostonian one could wish to be.

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  • Schilling, NAHMIE, and Flutie are as "Bostonian" or Massachusetts, as Joan Rivers is a true blonde.

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