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A native or resident of Michigan.

[Possibly originally a humorous blend of Michigan and gander and applied by political opponents as a playful insult for Lewis Cass (1782-1866), Whig party politician and governor (1813-1831) of the Michigan Territory.]
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(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Michigan
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.Michigander - a native or resident of MichiganMichigander - a native or resident of Michigan  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Detroit, MI, May 31, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Native Michigander Paul Lubanski releases two additional songs worldwide today - "Now I See" and "When The Real Love Begins." Both have been reviewed positively as "radio-ready" potential impact songs by record industry insiders and represent his 22nd and 23rd efforts to date.
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Hoping to follow in the Midwestern black-comedy steps of "Evil Dead" and "Fargo," Michigander James Bonner's debut feature "Trap" has two abused spouses kill their mates in the first reel, then mistakenly go after each other for the duration.
The state started out strongly Democratic, which was only natural since its "political godfather" was the man Abraham Lincoln once sarcastically called the "Great Michigander"--Democrat Lewis Cass.
You know you're a Michigander if you reach for a bottle or can of Vernors to ease a stomachache or to make a Boston Cooler.
"A Michigander's year has two seasons: winter and construction."