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Hungarian

[huhng-gair-ee-uh n] /hʌŋˈgɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Hungary, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Hungary.
Compare Magyar.
3.
Also called Magyar. the language of Hungary, of the Uralic family of languages.
Origin of Hungarian
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; Hungary + -an
Related forms
pro-Hungarian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Hungarian, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for Hungarian
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  • This woman was a Hungarian: she possessed a German official map.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • There was a little Hungarian Jew, an ardent follower of Matisse.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • It was through this little Hungarian that I made my first study of female life.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • He was wearing a Hungarian jacket and was rather well dressed for a manservant.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • They were ow only two or three days' march from the Hungarian plains.

British Dictionary definitions for Hungarian

Hungarian

/hʌŋˈɡɛərɪən/
noun
1.
the official language of Hungary, also spoken in Romania and elsewhere, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family and most closely related to the Ostyak and Vogul languages of NW Siberia
2.
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Hungary
3.
a Hungarian-speaking person who is not a citizen of Hungary
adjective
4.
of or relating to Hungary, its people, or their language
Compare Magyar
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