- The definition of a canuck is a Canadian.
An example of a canuck is a French Canadian.
a Canadian; sometimes, specif., a French Canadian
Origin of Canuckearlier Kanuck, apparently ; from Hawaiian kanaka, man
Canadian; sometimes, specif., French Canadian
nounOften Offensive Slang
A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.
Origin of CanuckPossibly from alteration of Canada or from Hawaiian kanaka, man, human being (from Proto-Polynesian *tangata, (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)).