French Canadian

noun

: one of the descendants of French settlers in Lower Canada
French-Canadian adjective

Example Sentences

the French Canadians of Quebec and other provinces

Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of French Canadian was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“French Canadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20Canadian. Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

Kids Definition

French Canadian

noun
: a person whose ancestors were French settlers in what is now the province of Quebec
French-Canadian adjective
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