habitant

noun ha·bi·tant
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of habitant

1 play \ˈha-bə-tənt\ : inhabitant, resident
2 play \ˌ(h)a-bi-ˈtäⁿ\ or less commonly habitan play \ˌ(h)a-bi-ˈtäⁿ\ : a settler or descendant of a settler of French origin working as a farmer in Canada

Examples of habitant in a Sentence

  1. the habitants of Indiana are nicknamed “Hoosiers”

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First Known Use of habitant

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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