Definition of habitant

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

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the habitants of Indiana are nicknamed “Hoosiers”
Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of habitant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Habitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habitant. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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