Scandihoovian

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

alteration of Scandinavian

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scandihoovian was in 1877

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“Scandihoovian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scandihoovian. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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