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Canuck

Syllabification: Ca·nuck
Pronunciation: /kəˈnək
 
/
informal

Definition of Canuck in English:

noun

1A Canadian (sometimes derogatory in US use): as a true Canuck, Hayden loves pizza
More example sentences
  • Her theory of the Canadian identity hinges on that stereotype of the nice, law-abiding Canuck.
  • He introduced his three associates, likewise Canucks, all from Vancouver.
  • Roots artist Kathleen Edwards was the only other Canuck besides Canadian-born Young on the bill this year.
1.1 dated A French Canadian.

adjective

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Canadian: an impressive lineup of Canuck screen veterans
More example sentences
  • I noticed there weren't very many Canuck flags flying around town today.
  • We Canuck film critics are often accused of being too easy on local films.
  • This year from noon until 6 p.m., the City of Calgary will once again host a party to celebrate all things Canuck.

Origin

mid 19th century: apparently from Canada.

Words that rhyme with Canuck

buck, chuck, cluck, cruck, duck, fuck, luck, muck, pluck, puck, ruck, schmuck, shuck, struck, stuck, suck, truck, tuck, upchuck, yuck

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