from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Michigan.
  • n. One who lives in or comes from Michigan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A resident of Michigan.

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

  • n. a native or resident of Michigan


First documented in an 1848 speech by Abraham Lincoln; there, apparently a blend of Michigan and gander. In later use, apparently reanalyzed as Michigan + -er with epenthetic -d-. (Wiktionary)



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