1784; see Scandinavia + -ian. From 1830 as a noun; 1959 in reference to furniture and decor. In U.S. colloquial use sometimes Scandahoovian (1929), Scandiwegian. Alternative adjective Scandian (1660s) is from Latin Scandia.
1. The Baltic republics have called on the Scandinavian countries for help.
2. She's unmistakably Scandinavian.
3. Judging from his appearance, I expect that he may be a Scandinavian.
4. This is the latest in a series of shocks to the Scandinavian banking system.
5. But its political antecedents are Scandinavian. Its citizens call themselves Manxmen.