ˌ(h)a-bi-ˈtäⁿ How to pronounce habitant (audio) or less commonly habitan : a settler or descendant of a settler of French origin working as a farmer in Canada

Examples of habitant in a Sentence

the habitants of Indiana are nicknamed “Hoosiers”
Recent Examples on the Web Hippo Cove holds up to four hippos, so if one of the females gets pregnant and has a baby, then a current habitant will have to go. The Enquirer, 5 Mar. 2024 In many cases this summer, habitants of homeless encampments are having to pick up their belongings and find a new place to pitch their tent. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2023 The bar already has its particular audience -- the military, students and young professionals of the creative industries, some actors and painters -- typical habitants of the Podil district of Kyiv, popular with its cultural places. Yulia Drozd, ABC News, 2 June 2023 Meanwhile, a deadly, self-replicating, microparticle structure is growing exponentially, eating the jungle and killing nearby tribal habitants. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2019 The early-morning habitants have presented an unsafe environment to BART and Muni employees who open the stations or report to work early. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, 27 June 2018 Opened in February, the cabane has already received gushing accolades from restaurant critics for its gastronomic take on classic habitant fare. Elizabeth Warkentin, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Apr. 2018 According to theDepartmental Observatory for Violence against Women, 36,000 habitants in Seine-Saint- Denis between the ages of 15 and 59 have been subject to domestic violence. Alice Gayraud, Marie Claire, 10 Mar. 2018 Federal domestic abuse law can prohibit current or former spouses, co-parents and current and former co-habitants from possessing guns. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of habitant was in the 15th century

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“Habitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habitant. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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