Penn·​syl·​va·​nian | \ ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyən How to pronounce Pennsylvanian (audio) , -nē-ə-n \

Definition of Pennsylvanian

1 : of or relating to Pennsylvania or its people
2 : of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era in North America between the Mississippian and Permian or the corresponding system of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

Other Words from Pennsylvanian

Pennsylvanian noun

First Known Use of Pennsylvanian

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Pennsylvanian

Time Traveler for Pennsylvanian

Time Traveler

The first known use of Pennsylvanian was in 1698

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Pennsylvanian

Cite this Entry

“Pennsylvanian.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on Pennsylvanian

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Pennsylvanian

Comments on Pennsylvanian

What made you want to look up Pennsylvanian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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