United Statian


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From United States +‎ -ian.


United Statian (plural United Statians)

  1. (rare) A citizen or inhabitant of the United States.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:American
    • 1919, December 22, New Castle News, Greek Kayo King And Chip Battle, Newspaper Archives Pennsylvania, United States, p. 18. Retrieved from https://newspaperarchive.com/new-castle-news-dec-22-1919-p-18/:
      What Darcy did is [...] history for the Australian topped up to George, -hook hands with our United Statian and biffed, banged and roughed heads, shoulders and elbows for 20 long rounds to a draw.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 103:
      Mme de Réan-Fichini [...] published her treatise, On Contraceptive Devices, in Kapuskan patois (to spare the blushes of Estonians and United Statians; while instructing hardier fellow-workers in her chosen field).
    • 2006, Mark Pearson & Martin Westerman, Spain from a Backpack, page 17:
      I started calling myself a “United Statian,” because calling myself an “American” seemed presumptuous, since everybody else from every other country in our hemisphere is American, too.


United Statian (comparative more United Statian, superlative most United Statian)

  1. (rare) Pertaining to the United States.
    • 2004, Bronson, Matthew Clay, Writing passage: Academic literacy socialization among ESL graduate students, a multiple case study, University of California, Davis, p. 191. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/openview/8a38f0ed5aae7a59c82959697516d8d2/1.pdf:
      Often, education in the US tends to be technocratic and anti-intellectual. United Statian students are not typically prepared, that is, prepared to accept the responsibility of becoming global citizens...
    • 2010, Lourdes Diaz Soto et al., Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Children, page 71:
      Bilingual/ bicultural students do not fit easily into the prevailing United Statian racial categories.
    • 2014, Guerron M., Carla, Tourism, cultural heritage and regional identities in the Isle of Spice, DOI:10.1080/14766825.2013.877473, pages 1-21:
      As Patterson asserts about the team, which includes an archaeology school primarily for United Statian and British students, Carriacou is an attractive place to conduct research ...
    • 2020, Lasso-Rodriguez, G., & Gil-Herrera, R., Training the Teachers with Assistance of Robotic Process Automation, DOI:10.21125/inted.2020.2373, pages 8714-8720:
      The aptitude of current teachers [...] declarative level of pluralism, and their attitudes or actual behaviours; or the United Statian challenges of growing re-segregation, inequality in school funding, and childhood poverty rates with increases of more than 50% since the 1970s.