Definition of Nova Scotian in US English:

Nova Scotian


  • Relating to or characteristic of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

    ‘he was proud of his Nova Scotian heritage’
    • ‘Maybe it's my Nova Scotian roots, but every sailor worth their salt knows that's just tempting fate.’
    • ‘Agriculture is responsible for more than 16,000 Nova Scotian jobs.’
    • ‘She began to construct, for virtually the first time, literary texts that evoked scenes from her Nova Scotian past.’
    • ‘He has done much to lessen the troubles and to add to the wonders of Nova Scotian life.’
    • ‘The moment Jim opens his mouth, it's obvious to any ear that his origins are neither Nova Scotian nor Canadian.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

    ‘the quality of life for rural Nova Scotians’
    • ‘But he said the government tries to get its message out to Nova Scotians through advertising and the media.’
    • ‘The cool Nova Scotian is the epitome of easy, effortless observational humour.’
    • ‘The provincial government promised in 2006 to provide all Nova Scotians with access to high-speed services.’
    • ‘This investment in our province will mean more good jobs for Nova Scotians and a boost to the economy throughout Atlantic Canada.’
    • ‘He was also the first Canadian sailor and the first Nova Scotian to receive this honour.’


Nova Scotian

/ˌnōvə ˈskōSH(ə)n//ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃ(ə)n/