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Mongol

[mong-guh l, -gohl, mon-] /ˈmɒŋ gəl, -goʊl, ˈmɒn-/
noun
1.
a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2.
a person having Mongoloid characteristics.
3.
any Mongolian language.
4.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome; Mongoloid.
adjective
5.
Related forms
non-Mongol, noun, adjective
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  • The serving-women had disappeared; Trent and the Mongol were alone but for the two mailed sentinels at the doorway.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Both Christendom and Islam were smitten by the Mongol scourge.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • It is with the remarkable career of this Mongol tribe that we are here particularly concerned.

  • The dress, too, of these northern Mongol women was striking.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • History, whether ancient or modern, has few chapters so remarkable as that which records the rise of the Mongol power.

  • The Mongol sank back to his place among the furs, and the bickering was continued.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • Upon entering the Mongol tent, we were struck and astonished at finding a cleanliness one is little accustomed to see in Tartary.

British Dictionary definitions for Mongol

mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡəl/
noun
1.
a formerly used and now highly offensive name for a person affected by Down's syndrome

Mongol

/ˈmɒŋɡɒl; əl/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
2.
the Mongolian language
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Word Origin and History for Mongol

1738 (n.); 1763 (adj.), native name, said to be from mong "brave."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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