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Mancunian (man-KYOO-nee-uhn, -KYOON-yuhn) adjective

Of or relating to Manchester, England.

noun

A native or inhabitant of Manchester, England.

[From Latin Mancunium, Manchester, of Celtic origin.]

"Traditionally, Manchester families had new clothes for the Whit Walks. However poor they were, they managed somehow, although the whole bundle might be in the pawn shop the following week. My mother comes from the South of England, where Whitsun is not celebrated, and she refused to observe this Mancunian tradition." In the Rain with Baby Duck, The Horn Book Magazine, 11 Jan 1997.

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