formerly, a federal republic in S Europe: since 1992 comprised of Serbia and Montenegro; disbanded into independent countries in 2006. 39,449 sq. mi. (102,173 sq. km). Capital: Belgrade.
Formerly Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. a republic in S Europe on the Adriatic: formed 1918 from the kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro and part of Austria-Hungary; a federal republic 1945-91 comprised of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
- an·ti-Yu·go·sla·vi·an, adjective, noun
- Yu·go·sla·vi·an, adjective, noun
- Yu·go·slav·ic, adjective
- pro-Yu·go·sla·vi·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Yugoslavia in a sentence
My parents believed the Virgin Mary was appearing to children in Yugoslavia and warning us of the secret end times.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian? | Andrew Romano | March 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once when we were shooting in Yugoslavia, his feet got badly frostbitten.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We shot the picture in Yugoslavia, which saved us a lot of money but gave us a lot of headaches.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One bar in the former Yugoslavia has the distinct honor of straddling a disputed border.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia | Jeff Campagna | January 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Raif Dizdarevic, a Bosniak, was the first Muslim president of Yugoslavia.
We have not spoken in this book of Jugoslavia but of Yugoslavia, since that has come to be the more familiar form.
Will not the Italians excuse, rather than praise, the very, very small number of Yugoslavs who have stood out against Yugoslavia?
And a year or two after the end of the war a good many of them were still with their foster-parents in other parts of Yugoslavia.
And then just after the Germans attacked Yugoslavia, my husband was called—got a telegram to appear.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I think that the Germans attacked us in April 1941—Yugoslavia.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for Yugoslavia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia a former country in SE Europe, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, that was formed in 1991 but not widely internationally recognized until 2000; it was replaced by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 (dissolved 2006)
a former country in SE Europe, on the Adriatic: established in 1918 from the independent states of Serbia and Montenegro, and regions that until World War I had belonged to Austria-Hungary (Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina); the name was changed from Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes to Yugoslavia in 1929; German invasion of 1941–44 was resisted chiefly by a Communist group led by Tito, who declared a people's republic in 1945; it became the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1963; in 1991 Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence, followed by Macedonia in 1992; Serbia and Montenegro formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, subsequently (2003) replaced by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro (dissolved 2006)
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Cultural definitions for Yugoslavia
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