Canuck meaning

kə-nŭk'
(Canada, informal) A Canadian.
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(chiefly US slang, often derogatory) A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.
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A Canadian, especially a French Canadian.
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A Canadian; sometimes, specif., a French Canadian.
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Canadian; sometimes, specif., French Canadian.
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(rare) A thing from Canada.
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(ice hockey) A member of the Vancouver Canucks professional NHL ice hockey team.
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The Avro Canada CF-100 fighter-interceptor.
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(informal, occasionally construed as derogatory) Canadian.
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The definition of a canuck is a Canadian.

An example of a canuck is a French Canadian.

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Origin of canuck

  • Possibly 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))
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1835 Kanuk (US), 1849 canuck (Canadian), origin Unknown.
    From Wiktionary