Definitions

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  • n. A French Canadian.

Etymologies

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From Canadian French Canadien ("Canadian").

Examples

  • Qu'il mette en scène le gros fermier fier de son bien ou de ses filles à marier, le vieux médecin de campagne ne comptant plus ses états de service, le jeune amoureux qui rêve au clair de la lune, le vieillard qui repasse en sa mémoire la longue suite des jours révolus, le conteur de légendes, l'aventurier des "pays d'en haut," et même le Canadien exilé -- le _Canadien errant_, comme dit la chanson populaire -- qui croit toujours entendre résonner à son oreille le vague tintement des cloches de son village; que le récit soit plaisant ou pathétique, jamais la note ne sonne faux, jamais la bizarrerie ne dégénère en puérilité burlesque.

    The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems

  • Later Champlain was told by Indians of what he called the Canadien nation that “a small French vessel coming up while it was going on, and not wishing to take part in it, made its escape, partly by rowing and partly by sailing; and it was learned that it was the vessel of the Jesuit father Noyrot, who had separated a good while before from the sieur de Roquement.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • He dispatched others to the Etchemin in the south, and a few to the nation he called the Canadien in Gaspésie.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He was a "Canadien" trained in the law at English-speaking McGill and a dis ciple of Britain's Liberal Prime Minister Gladstone.

    Loyal Societies Dinner

  • The "Canadien" was always in his element when there was plenty to cook and eat.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • I woke up yesterday morning with an initial heartbreaking sense of how much in common hockey fans can have in this country, regardless of their allegiance or where they are from; whether you're a Canadian who happens to be Canucks fan or a Canadien who happens to be a Canadiens fan.

    Supriya Dwivedi: Vancouver 17 Years Later: Still Rioting

  • They dont ride horse back anymore its only for show if anything …. take it from a Canadien

    Twilight Lexicon » Robert Pattinson: Why We Love Him

  • According to Woodward, the PDB said, that at least 20 al Qaeda converts with American, Canadien, or European passports were being trained in Pakistani safe havens to return to their homelands to commit high-profile acts of terrorism.

    Kristen Breitweiser: The CYA Mentality of Rahm and Why Enough is Enough

  • Nothing against Colorado, but Patrick Roy is always a Montreal Canadien and he came back home.

    Q&A: Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers

  • Spotlighted Canadien: Halak's first-round playoff effort against Washington might have been the most talked-about Montreal goaltending performance since Patrick Roy won the Stanley Cup as a rookie in 1986.

    Eastern Conference semifinals: Preview of Penguins-Canadiens

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