Scandihoovian

noun
Scan·​di·​hoo·​vi·​an
variants: or Scandahoovian \ ˌskandəˈhüvēən \
plural -s

Definition of Scandihoovian

1 usually disparaging : a Scandinavian individual especially living in the U.S.
2 : a Scandinavian language as spoken in the U.S. especially by rural people

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First Known Use of Scandihoovian

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Scandihoovian

alteration of Scandinavian

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“Scandihoovian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scandihoovian. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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