Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Canadian: a nickname in the United States.
  • Canadian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang A Canadian.
  • noun colloq. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Canada, informal A Canadian.
  • noun often derogatory A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.
  • noun The French-Canadian dialect.
  • noun rare A thing from Canada.
  • noun US, obsolete A Canadian pony or horse.
  • noun ice hockey A member of the Vancouver Canucks professional NHL ice hockey team.
  • noun The Avro Canada CF-100 fighter-interceptor.
  • adjective informal Canadian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly from alteration of Canada or from Hawaiian kanaka, man, human being (from Proto-Polynesian *tangata, (the Hawaiian word perhaps coming to refer to French Canadians because both Hawaiians and French Canadians worked in the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest)).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1835 Kanuk (US), 1849 canuck (Canadian), origin Unknown.

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