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 (ăr′ĭ-zō′nə) Abbr. AZ or Ariz.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 48th state in 1912. Explored by the Spanish beginning in 1539, the area was acquired by the United States in 1848 through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city.

Ar′i·zo′nan, Ar′i·zo′ni·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Arizonan - a native or resident of ArizonaArizonan - a native or resident of Arizona  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Calling him a 'dangerous idiot' on the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, the Arizonan further went on to say that Rodman is giving a good propaganda to the most brutal man on the earth.
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Political posturing and hypocrisy are never in short supply, but rarely has the gap between words and deeds been wider or more obvious than this past weekend, when Boston city officials - and Democratic governors meeting in the Hub - began a collective back-pedaling from their boycott of all things Arizonan.
But to read about the Arizonan going around the country talking about the al-Qaeda threat to take over Iraq is to realize that no progress has been made.
The 39-year-old Arizonan, runner-up in last year's New Orleans Classic, played excellent golf for the first three rounds of his two latest starts at Heritage and the Nelson and only two weak Sundays have prevented him adding further top-tens to the one he achieved at Bay Hill in the best of company.
John McCain: "McCain lashed back today at the Post after Solomon wrote that the Arizonan, who has campaigned against the use of 'soft money,' is using those types of funds in his GOP presidential nomination.
Goldwater, rising to the defense of a fellow Arizonan, responded that "every good Christian ought to kick Falwell's ass.
It's another project from Arizonan Ryan Rousseau, who served time in the Reatards among other bands (and Jay Reatard twiddled the knobs on this one), and it's somewhat in the vein of that kind of stuff--noisy, unfiltered, and a kick to the neck.
Though the odds are great that he will run in 2008, keep in mind that in late August of that year, he will turn 72 years of age, a year older than Ronald Reagan was upon becoming President, and the Arizonan would become the oldest person to become president.
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Thanks For Tuning In by Richard Ruelas (a native Arizonan and metro columnist for "The Arizona Republic") is the story of Bill Thompson who as "Wallace" created Arizona's most celebrated children's television show which was on the air for 35 years--longer than all other kid's shows in the nation.