Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who was born in, or is a citizen or inhabitant of, Paris, France
  • adj. Of, relating, or pertaining to Paris, France

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Paris, the capital of France.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Paris.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Paris, the chief city of France, or its inhabitants, etc.
  • n. A native of or resident in Paris.
  • n. In geology, in D'Orbigny's classification of the Tertiary of France, the upper stage of the Eocene lying above the basal or Suessonian, and comprising the Lutetian and Bartonian stages of De Lapparent's classification.

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

  • n. a native or resident of Paris
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Paris or its inhabitants

Etymologies

From Middle French parisien. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Balmain Parisian designer Christophe Decarnin turned John D. Rockefeller pinstripes into body-hugging power suits for Balmain's fall collection.

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  • So certain Parisian bourgeoisie are better off, with new windows and 50 centimes extra in their wallets.

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  • In subsequent years, the author spent countless hours in Parisian libraries eagerly pursuing his interests in geography, geology, engineering and astronomy.

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  • Love this post about space constraints in Parisian apartments.

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  • I have seen them in Parisian hotel rooms and have never been quite sure what they are for?

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  • Fabre d'Églantine became active in Parisian politics in 1789.

    Names

  • He first engaged in Parisian revolutionary politics in 1789 as a typesetter in the printing shop of the Moniteur Universel, an important daily newspaper that reported events and recorded debates in the various national assemblies.

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  • If he was the quintessential Parisian (in his autobiography, he describes himself as “a Parisian from the heart of Paris”), she was the fiercely ambitious arriviste.

    The King Is Dead

  • You'd think we actually lived the life of those stereotypic souls who huddled in Parisian garrets, their desks covered with empty espresso cups, ashtrays overflowing with spent Gauloises, and only a single candle to provide warmth on freezing nights.

    January 2007

  • The informer sought to substantiate any suspicion by reporting that the author of Animal Farm and 1984, who was still using his birth name, Eric Blair, and only used Orwell as his literary pseudonym, was to be found in Parisian cafés reading left-wing newspapers and had, supposedly, not mixed with French communists to avoid attracting the attention of the Parisian authorities.

    How MI5 kept watch on Orwell

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