Definitions

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  • n. A Finn, a person from Finland.

Etymologies

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Finland +‎ -er

Examples

  • But Finlander, a zealous anti-communist, is intent only on hunting a Russian nuclear sub he knows to be in the area, ultimately driving his crew past the point of no return.

    John Farr: Why Should Brad and Britney's Issues Dwarf the Legacy of Richard Widmark and Jules Dassin?

  • The Bedford Incident (1965) -- Reporter Ben Munceford (Sidney Poitier, by now a full-fledged star) boards a navy ship patrolling off the coast of Greenland to observe the crew's maneuvers and profile their hardened, aggressive commander, Captain Eric Finlander (Widmark).

    John Farr: Why Should Brad and Britney's Issues Dwarf the Legacy of Richard Widmark and Jules Dassin?

  • The old Finlander that had emigrated when his own father had kicked him out of the house at eighteen.

    keep the change

  • I even resort to guilt, swearing that my gorgeous blue eyed Finlander girlfriend (I pull a picture of her from my wallet to show the camera) will ditch me if I don't come home with SOMETHING.

    the good old days

  • It so happened that Egther, a Finlander, was harrying the Swedes on a roving raid.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • Will any one deny that the Finlander is inquisitive?

    Through Finland in Carts

  • These are only three instances of several, all showing the keen interest of the people that the land may be known and the Finlander a little better understood than he is by half the world to-day, who seem to imagine him to be a cross between a Laplander and an Esquimo -- instead of what he really is, a very cultured gentleman.

    Through Finland in Carts

  • We were three women, my sister, Frau von Lilly -- a born Finlander -- and the writer of the following pages.

    Through Finland in Carts

  • Although every Finlander bathes, as, indeed, they must do during their hot summers, every Finlander does not swim, and it is a remarkable thing that among the women, who go daily -- sometimes twice a day -- to the swimming bath, most of them will sit on the steps or haul themselves round by means of a rope, and never learn how to keep themselves afloat without artificial help.

    Through Finland in Carts

  • Another peculiarity of the Finlander is that he never shakes hands.

    Through Finland in Carts

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