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kabloona

kab·loo·na
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-loo-nuh]
    • /kæbˈlu nə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-loo-nuh]
    • /kæbˈlu nə/

Definitions of kabloona word

  • noun kabloona a white man; a European. 1
  • noun kabloona (Canada, US) A non-Inuit person in Canada or Greenland, especially a European or someone of European descent. 1
  • noun kabloona (in Canada) a person who is not of Inuit ancestry, esp a White person 0

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Origin of kabloona

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; < Inuit qablunaaq, probably derivative of qava the South; association with qablu “eyebrow” has given rise to the spurious translation “person with big eyebrows”

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Parts of speech for Kabloona

noun
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pronoun
preposition
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kabloona popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

kabloona usage trend in Literature

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