- an inhabitant; resident
- a farmer in Louisiana or Canada of French descentalso ha·bi·tan′
Origin of habitantFrench from Classical Latin habitans, present participle : see habitable
- An inhabitant.
- also ha·bi·tan An inhabitant of French ancestry living in Canada, especially Quebec, or in Louisiana.
Origin of habitantMiddle English from Old French from present participle of habiter to dwell from Latin habitāre ; see habitable .
From Old French habitant