Af·​ri·​can-Ca·​na·​di·​an ¦a-fri-kən-kə-¦nā-dē-ən also ¦ä- How to pronounce African-Canadian (audio)
plural African-Canadians
: a Canadian of African and especially of black African descent
He used his fame as an athlete to speak out against wage discrimination and the misrepresentation of African-Canadians on television.Sharon Lem, Toronto Star, 25 Apr. 2009
African-Canadian adjective
Its aim is to encourage African-Canadian and Aboriginal students—traditionally under represented in the health sciences—to consider a career in healthcare. Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star, 16 July 2010
African-Canadian studies

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of African-Canadian was in 1986

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near African-Canadian

Cite this Entry

“African-Canadian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!