Ca·​na·​di·​an kə-ˈnā-dē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Canada
Canadian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canadian was in 1568

Dictionary Entries Near Canadian

Cite this Entry

“Canadian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


Ca·​na·​di·​an kə-ˈnād-ē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Canada or its people
Canadian noun

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ca·​na·​di·​an kə-ˈnā-dē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio)
variants or, upstream from its junction with the North Canadian, South Canadian
river 906 miles (1458 kilometers) long in the south central U.S. flowing east from northeastern New Mexico to the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma
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