- a member of the most westerly branch of the Slavs, comprising the Bohemians, or Czechs proper, and, sometimes, the Moravians.
- the language of Bohemia and Moravia, a Slavic language similar to Slovak.
- (loosely) Czechoslovak.
- Also Czech·ish.
- of or relating to the former Czechoslovakia, its people, or their language.
- of or relating to the Czech Republic, its people, or their language.
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Examples from the Web for czech
The former Czech leader, once a global darling of libertarians, is losing friends fast.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
Ambassador Shirley Temple Black attributed this to the “deeply risk-averse psychology of the Czech people.”How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
The wounded Czech soldier succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Prague on July 14.
The bombing left another Czech soldier and eight others wounded.
The following year, in 1998, the U.S. Senate voted 80 to 19 to admit Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic into NATO.Blame This Drunken Bear for Vladimir Putin
April 22, 2014
There is also mention of one Czech, of his discovery of the hill Řip.
The Czech name for it is easier to pronounce than most of their words.
And there's more politics—the clash between Czech and Austrian.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It has about 8000 inhabitants, partly of Czech, partly of German nationality.
Even at night in her dreams she seemed to be holding conversations in Czech.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Czech Republic, its people, or its language
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia and Moravia, their people, or their language
- (loosely) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia or its people
- the official language of the Czech Republic, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family; also spoken in Slovakia. Czech and Slovak are closely related and mutually intelligible
- a native or inhabitant of the Czech Republic
- a native or inhabitant of Bohemia or Moravia
- (loosely) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of the former Czechoslovakia
C19: from Polish, from Czech Čech
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Word Origin and History for czech
said to be from the name of an ancestral chief, but perhaps from a source akin to Czech četa "army."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper