American

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: American

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adj
of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
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n
a native or inhabitant of the United States
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n
the English language as used in the United States
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: American
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adj of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture

American citizens”
American English”
“the American dream”

adj of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas

“the American hemisphere”
American flora and fauna”
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n a native or inhabitant of the United States

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African American, African-American, Afro-American, Black American
an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
Asian American
an American who is of Asian descent
Creole
a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
Anglo-American
an American who was born in Britain or one whose ancestors were British
Alabaman, Alabamian
a native or resident of Alabama
Alaskan
a native or resident of Alaska
Arizonan, Arizonian
a native or resident of Arizona
Arkansan, Arkansawyer
a native or resident of Arkansas
Bay Stater
a native or resident of Massachusetts
Bostonian
a native or resident of Boston
Californian
a native or resident of California
Carolinian
a native or resident of the Carolinas
Coloradan
a native or resident of Colorado
Connecticuter
a native or resident of Connecticut
Delawarean, Delawarian
a native or resident of Delaware
Floridian
a native or resident of Florida
Franco-American
an American who was born in France or whose ancestors were French
German American
an American who was born in Germany or whose ancestors were German
Georgian
a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
Hawaiian
a native or resident of Hawaii
Idahoan
a native or resident of Idaho
Illinoisan
a native or resident of Illinois
Hoosier, Indianan
a native or resident of Indiana
Iowan
a native or resident of Iowa
Kansan
a native or resident of Kansas
Bluegrass Stater, Kentuckian
a native or resident of Kentucky
Louisianan, Louisianian
a native or resident of Louisiana
Down Easter, Mainer
a native or resident of Maine
Marylander
a native or resident of Maryland
Michigander, Wolverine
a native or resident of Michigan
Gopher, Minnesotan
a native or resident of Minnesota
Mississippian
a native or resident of Mississippi
Missourian
a native or resident of Missouri
Montanan
a native or resident of Montana
Cornhusker, Nebraskan
a native or resident of Nebraska
Nevadan
a native or resident of Nevada
Granite Stater, New Hampshirite
a native or resident of New Hampshire
Garden Stater, New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
a native of resident of New Jersey
New Mexican
a native or resident of New Mexico
New Yorker
a native or resident of New York (especially of New York City)
North Carolinian, Tarheel
a native or resident of North Carolina
North Dakotan
a native or resident of North Dakota
Buckeye, Ohioan
a native or resident of Ohio
Oklahoman, Sooner
a native or resident of Oklahoma
Beaver, Oregonian
a native or resident of Oregon
Keystone Stater, Pennsylvanian
a native or resident of Pennsylvania
Rhode Islander
a native or resident of Rhode Island
South Carolinian
a native or resident of South Carolina
South Dakotan
a native or resident of South Dakota
Tennessean, Volunteer
a native or resident of Tennessee
Texan
a native or resident of Texas
Utahan
a native or resident of Utah
Vermonter
a native or resident of Vermont
Virginian
a native or resident of Virginia
Washingtonian
a native or resident of the state of Washington
Washingtonian
a native or resident of the city of Washington
West Virginian
a native or resident of West Virginia
Badger, Wisconsinite
a native or resident of Wisconsin
Wyomingite
a native or resident of Wyoming
Puerto Rican
a native or resident of Puerto Rico
Yank, Yankee, Yankee-Doodle
an American (especially to non-Americans)
Appalachian
a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
New Englander, Yankee
an American who lives in New England
Nisei
a person born in the United States of parents who emigrated from Japan
Southerner
an American who lives in the South
Hispanic, Hispanic American, Spanish American
an American whose first language is Spanish
Tory
an American who favored the British side during the American Revolution
Northerner, Yank, Yankee
an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
Alaska Native, Alaskan Native, Native Alaskan
a member or descendant of any of the aboriginal peoples of Alaska
Native Hawaiian
a member or descendant of the indigenous Polynesian people who lived in the Hawaiian Islands
Confederate
a supporter of the Confederate States of America
criollo
a Spanish American of pure European stock (usually Spanish)
East-sider
a resident of the east side of Manhattan in New York City
good ol' boy, good old boy, good ole boy
a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier
a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
West-sider
a resident of the west side of Manhattan in New York City
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denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
a person who inhabits a particular place

n a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country

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Creole
a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
Latin American, Latino
a native of Latin America
North American
a native or inhabitant of North America
South American
a native or inhabitant of South America
Mesoamerican
a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica
West Indian
a native or inhabitant of the West Indies
Anguillan
a native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies
Antiguan
a native or inhabitant of Antigua
Argentinian
a native or inhabitant of Argentina
Bahamian
a native or inhabitant of the Bahamas
Barbadian
a native or inhabitant of Barbados
Bermudan, Bermudian
a native or inhabitant of Bermuda
Bolivian
a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
Brazilian
a native or inhabitant of Brazil
Canadian
a native or inhabitant of Canada
Central American
a native or inhabitant of Central America
Chilean
a native or inhabitant of Chile
Colombian
a native or inhabitant of Colombia
Cuban
a native or inhabitant of Cuba
Ecuadoran, Ecuadorian
a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
Salvadoran, Salvadorean, Salvadorian
a native or inhabitant of El Salvador
Guyanese
a native or inhabitant of Guyana
Haitian
a native or inhabitant of Haiti
Jamaican
a native or inhabitant of Jamaica
spic, spick, spik
(ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
Montserratian
a native or inhabitant of Montserrat
Paraguayan
a native or inhabitant of Paraguay
Peruvian
a native or inhabitant of Peru
Uruguayan
a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
Venezuelan
a native or inhabitant of Venezuela
Grenadian
a native or inhabitant of Grenada
Dominican
a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
Tobagonian
a native or inhabitant of the island of Tobago in the West Indies
transmigrante
a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
Type of:
denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
a person who inhabits a particular place
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n the English language as used in the United States

Synonyms:
American English, American language
Types:
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics
a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
Type of:
English, English language
an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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