Canuck
Canuck Ca*nuck", n. 1. A Canadian. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

2. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Canuck — is a slang term for Canadians.HistoryThe term was coined in the 19th century, although its etymology is unclear. Possibilities include: * kanata [ Random House Dictionary] village (See Name of Canada) * Can ada + uc (Algonquian noun suffix) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Canuck — 1835, perhaps a cross between CANADA (Cf. Canada) and CHINOOK (Cf. Chinook), the native people in the Columbia River region. In U.S., often derogatory …   Etymology dictionary

  • Canuck — ☆ Canuck [kə nuk′ ] Informal n. [earlier Kanuck, apparently < Haw kanaka, man] a Canadian; sometimes, specif., a French Canadian adj. Canadian; sometimes, specif., French Canadian: Sometimes a disparaging term …   English World dictionary

  • Canuck — 1. noun /kəˈnʌk/ a) A Canadian. We saw a few partridges: we also met a lusty fellow in a forest road with a keg of whisky slung round him, who called to us ‘Come boys and have some grog, Im what you call a canuck:’ a (Canadian). b) A Canadian,… …   Wiktionary

  • Canuck — a Canadian, a citizen of Canada, Johnny Canuck    When we visited Montana, a clerk called us Canucks …   English idioms

  • Canuck — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1835 a Canadian and especially a French Canadian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canuck — /keuh nuk /, n. Slang (sometimes offensive). a Canadian, esp. a French Canadian. [1825 35; perh. ult. to be identified with kanaka Hawaiian, South Sea islander ( < Hawaiian; see KANAKA), if the word once identified both French Canadians and such… …   Universalium

  • canuck — Canadian Slang (when not said by Canadians) can be derogatory. They apply the term to themselves and each other as a term of endearment. But you shouldn t use the term unless you are Canadian. A slang term for Canadian in the U.S. and Canada. It… …   English dialects glossary

  • Canuck — Ca|nuck [kəˈnʌk] n AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from Canadian] someone from Canada …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Canuck — Ca|nuck [ kə nʌk ] noun count INFORMAL someone who is Canadian, especially French Canadian. This word is sometimes used as an insult. ╾ Ca|nuck adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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