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EtymologyEdit

From Old French habitant

NounEdit

habitant ‎(plural habitants)

  1. (Canada) a member of habitation colony at Stadacona founded by Samuel de Champlain, where Quebec City now lies
  2. (archaic) Inhabitant, dweller.

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

habitant m ‎(plural habitants)

  1. inhabitant

VerbEdit

habitant

  1. present participle of habitar

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

habitant

  1. present participle of habiter

NounEdit

habitant m ‎(plural habitants)

  1. An inhabitant of some place.
  2. (Quebec, pejorative) Someone who has a poor understanding of social conventions, making them look backward.
  3. (Quebec, dated or pejorative) Anybody from a rural or recently colonized area.
  4. (Canada, historical) A member of the habitation colony at Stadacona founded by Samuel de Champlain, where Quebec City now lies.
  5. (Quebec, colloquial) Montreal Canadiens hockey club or supporter of Montreal Canadiens hockey club.

Usage notesEdit

  • Although the term originates as legitimate to describe early French colonists and French Canadian farmers, it has now taken a strong pejorative aspect in Quebec French, and using it without an explicit location would be perceived as pejorative.

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NounEdit

habitant m (plural habitans)

  1. inhabitant; dweller

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