Main meanings of Zealander in English

: Zealander1Zealander2

Zealander1

(also Sealander, Zeelander)

Pronunciation /ˈziːləndə/

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the Danish island of Zealand.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From Zealand (also Sealand, (now rare) Zeeland; Danish Sjaelland, †Seeland, Old Danish Siaeland, Sieland, etc.), the name of the largest island (excluding Greenland) in Denmark (from a first element of uncertain and disputed origin + land) + -er.

Main meanings of Zealander in English

: Zealander1Zealander2

Zealander2

Pronunciation /ˈziːləndə/

noun

rare
  • A native or inhabitant of New Zealand; (originally) specifically †a Maori (obsolete).

Origin

Late 18th century. Short for New Zealander.