Meaning of Virginian in English:


Pronunciation /vəˈdʒɪnɪən/


  • 1Relating to or characteristic of the US state of Virginia or its inhabitants.

    ‘a Virginian family’
    • ‘She spoke with a strong Virginian accent.’
    • ‘While his wife is still sleeping and the dogs are in their baskets, he steps outside his farmhouse and takes in the beauty of the Virginian countryside.’
    • ‘He came to the small Virginian mining town from Chicago with his wife and four sons two years ago.’
  • 2Relating to or made from a type of tobacco grown and manufactured in Virginia.

    ‘his favourite blend of Virginian tobacco’
    • ‘the scent of a Virginian cigarette was wafted to them’
    • ‘He felt that it would be cost-saving to make cigarettes out of Virginian tobacco.’
    • ‘The maize was divided up into horizon touching plantations that Virginian tobacco growers would have gasped at.’
    • ‘One of our fellows offered a German a cigarette; the German said, "Is it Virginian?"’


  • 1A native or inhabitant of the US state of Virginia.

    ‘a Virginian who did social work’
    • ‘A native Virginian, Glover had nurtured his appreciation for the decorative arts while he was a student.’
    • ‘In the earliest days of women's bodybuilding, a diminutive Virginian became the torchbearer for smaller competitors.’
    • ‘Touting the park's scenic grandeur might convince Virginians to favor the park.’
  • 2A type of tobacco grown and manufactured in Virginia.

    ‘he was the sort of type that would only appreciate and only smoke Virginian’
    • ‘She suspected he was the sort of type that would only appreciate and only smoke Virginian.’
    • ‘The biographer resolved to ascertain whether George really did wear boots and spurs, and smoke Virginian in a short pipe.’
    • ‘Nearly all smokers had habitually smoked Virginian.’
    1. 2.1A cigarette made of tobacco grown in Virginia.
      ‘he was smoking a Virginian while playing backgammon with a friend’
      • ‘under stress, the raw crude lift of the Virginian is what men need’
      • ‘He is smoking a Virginian about the size of a marshal's baton.’
      • ‘I'll smoke a Virginian, if I may, but I don't want to intrude on you.’
      • ‘I sat in the library with my crutches by the side of my armchair and a packet of Virginians on my lap.’