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"Canuck" is a slang term for "Canadian" in Canadian English and in American English. Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Canadian English (CaE) is a variety of English used in Canada. ... English language prevalence in the United States. ...



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The Random House Dictionary notes that: "The term Canuck is first recorded about 1835 as an Americanism, originally referring specifically to a French Canadian. This was probably the original meaning, though in Canada and other countries, Canuck now more often refers to any Canadian." [1] The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged was the original name of a large American dictionary, first published in 1966, and recently renamed the Random House Websters Unabridged Dictionary. ...

Usage and Examples

The use of "Canuck" by Canadians themselves is usually affectionate or patriotic. Patriotism is a feeling of love and devotion to ones own homeland (patria, the land of ones fathers). ...

The history and use of the term include:

The use of "Canuck" parallels that of some other potentially offensive nicknames, that is, when used by the people it names — Canadians in this case — it is usually acceptable. But when used by an outsider — in this case particularly American strangers — it can be misinterpreted and deemed as insulting one's heritage (though rarely credibly so for Canuck). Although it is not as severe as most ethnic slurs, some consider it one - just as Yankee can be.[citation needed] The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... First international Japan 9 - 8 Canada (31 January 1932) Largest win Barbados 3 - 71 Canada (24 June 2006) Worst defeat England 70 - 0 Canada (13 November 2004) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Quarter Finals, 1991 The Canadian national rugby union team represent Canada in international rugby... 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External links

  • The Word Detective
  • The National Superhero in Canadian Comic-Book Art
  • ECanuck Atlantic Canadian Web Portal / Community

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  1. Random House Dictionary
  2. The Oxford Companion To The English Language
  3. Oxford English Dictionary
  4. Unkind Words : Ethnic Labeling from Redskin to WASP - Irving Lewis Allen ISBN 0-89789-217-8

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged was the original name of a large American dictionary, first published in 1966, and recently renamed the Random House Websters Unabridged Dictionary. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Canuck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Johnny Canuck was revived in 1942 by Leo Bachle to defend Canada against the Nazis.
Operation Canuck was the designated name of a British SAS raid led by a Canadian captain, Buck McDonald in January 1945.
"Canuck" is a nickname for the Curtiss JN4 and Avro CF-100 aircraft.
Johnny Canuck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (373 words)
Johnny Canuck was a Canadian cartoon hero and superhero who was created as a political cartoon in 1869 and was later re-invented, first in 1942, then in 1975.
Johnny Canuck was created as a national personification of Canada.
Created by Richard Comely (who was unaware of the earlier Johnny Canuck character) Captain Canuck was a superhero rather than just a hero, he wore red tights, and bore a red maple leaf emblazoned on his forehead.
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