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 (tĕn′ĭ-sē′, tĕn′ĭ-sē′) Abbr. TN or Tenn.
A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 16th state in 1796. Visited by the Spanish in 1540, the region was explored by Daniel Boone in 1769 and became part of the United States in 1783. The short-lived state of Franklin (1784-1788) formed the basis for the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio (1790) and the later state of Tennessee. Nashville is the capital and Memphis the largest city.

Ten′nes·se′an adj. & n.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Tennessee
(Placename) of or relating to Tennessee or its inhabitants
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Noun1.Tennessean - a native or resident of Tennessee
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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On the 1st August he sold the buggy and bought the remains of an old sulky--said he just wanted to see those green Tennesseans stare and gawk when they saw him come a-ripping along in a sulky--didn't believe they'd ever heard of a sulky in their lives.
com/story/news/2018/02/26/megan-barry-scandal-nashville-mayor-bodyguard-rob-forrest-tbi-open-records/351639002/) Tennessean .
He steps into the new role with the Nashville-based football team this month, according to The Tennessean.
Anastasi has been named vice president of news and executive editor of The Tennessean and the TN Media Network, which includes The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville and The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Tennessean out of Nashville, Tennessee, reported on November 5 about a masked intruder who was fatally shot during a brazen home invasion.
When I worked for him at The Tennessean from 1962 to 1972, he was a hard master.
According to the Tennessean, the program works to provide academic enrichment alongside nutritious offerings, in an area where 72 percent of district children are eligible for free or reduced lunch based on household income.
Washington, Dec 31 ( ANI ): Taylor Swift has been named as Tennessean of the Year by the editors of The Tennessean newspaper.
A fatal plane crash at Nashville Airport earlier this week may have gone unnoticed for hours, the Nashville Tennessean newspaper reported.
More recently, conservatives criticized the governor for appointing Samar Ali, a native Tennessean and Muslim, to a top position in the international division of the state's economic development department -- some calling her soft on Shariah.
Among the front-page headlines in the Nashville Tennessean on Christmas Eve morning, 1927, was the following: "Reception for Scientists on Monday Program.
Meanwhile, old-fashioned print journalism also is at work in Tennessee where The [Nashville] Tennessean newspaper published an extensive article headlined, "Christian Crusaders Cash In: Sekulow's Family, Firm Collect Millions.