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USA + -an + -ian, parallel to Panamanian, etc.; or Usania +‎ -an

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Usanian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America.
    • 1947, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, volume 13, page 41:
      In addition to a detailed analysis of the growth of 5 USAnian cities of metropolitan proportians—Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles— []
    • 1965, Keston College, editor, Frontier, volume 17, page 27:
      The fundamental principle of this fundamental Usanian document is that the sovereign citizens of separate governments establish a federal government.

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Usanian (plural Usanians)

  1. An inhabitant or citizen of the United States of America.
    • 1945, Charles Grey Grey, The civil air war, page 116:
      I remember Juan Trippe arriving at Croydon from Paris in a Handley Page Hercules, at which that great pseudo-Usanian Cy Caldwell had thrown the jeer that it embodied “ built-in head winds.”
    • 2007, Robin D. Gill, The Woman Without a Hole—& Other Risky Themes from Old Japanese Poems, page 342:
      Like Usanians in the last half of the 20c, Japanese in the middle part of the Tokugawa Era often exhibited a smug sense of superiority vis-à-vis foreign countries

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