United Statesian


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United States +‎ -ian


United Statesian (not comparable)

  1. (nonstandard) Of or pertaining to the United States of America.
    • 1867, John MacGregor, The Rob Roy on the Baltic: a canoe cruise through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Sleswig, Holstein, The North Sea, and the Baltic, 2nd edition, page 76:
      For this blue-book is a sort of school primer, intended to teach the Danes how to pronounce the United-Statesian language, and perhaps we English may have a lesson, too.
    • 2005, Greg Scott, editor, Cowboy Poetry: Classic Poems & Prose by Badger Clark, page 400:
      There's a real United-Statesian bigness to some of the things Whitman says.




United Statesian (plural United Statesians)

  1. (nonstandard) An inhabitant or citizen of the United States of America.
    • 1892, William White, Notes and queries, volume 86 (August 20), page 146:
      To those of us who know [] such entries are more amusing than inconvenient; but to an outsider, say a Frenchman or a United-Statesian, they would cause a great expenditure of useless labour.
    • 2004, David Plante, American ghosts, page 175:
      If I was, through my father, a first-generation United Statesian, I found I was, through him, an eleventh-generation North American.





  • "United States" in Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th edition revised, Oxford Dictionaries, 2008.