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Ca·nuck

 (kə-nŭk′)
n. Often Offensive Slang
A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.

[Possibly from alteration of Canada or from Hawaiian kanaka, man, human being (from Proto-Polynesiantangata (the Hawaiian word perhaps coming to refer to French Canadians because both Hawaiians and French Canadians worked in the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest)).]

Canuck

(kəˈnʌk)
n
(Peoples)
a. a Canadian
b. (formerly) esp a French Canadian
[C19: of uncertain origin]

Ca•nuck

(kəˈnʌk)
n.
usage: This term is sometimes perceived as insulting when used by non-Canadians, but among Canadians it is a neutral nickname or term of self-reference. However, it is offensive when used to refer specifically to French Canadians.
n.
(a term used to refer to a Canadian, esp. a French Canadian.)
Slang: Sometimes Offensive.
[1825–35; origin uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canuck - informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular
French Canadian - a Canadian descended from early French settlers and whose native language is French
Translations

Canuck

[kəˈnʊk] N (pej) (= Canadian, French Canadian) → canuck mf

Canuck

n (US pej inf) → (Franko)kanadier(in) m(f)
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