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[buhl-ger, boo l-gahr]
  1. Bulgarian(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for bulgar

Historical Examples

  • And whether it was going to be a Serb or Bulgar who would rescue them—qu'importe?

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

    Henry Baerlein

  • For every Bulgar there is only one word and one gesture for you.

  • It is possible that most of the silver of which they made use came from the Bulgar Dagh.

    The Hittites

    A. H. Sayce

  • The Bulgar wanted the Macedonian to be one with him nationally, as he is racially.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner

  • Bulgar was the capital of the country of the Mohammedan Bulgarians.

British Dictionary definitions for bulgar


  1. a member of a group of non-Indo-European peoples that settled in SE Europe in the late 7th century ad and adopted the language and culture of their Slavonic subjects
  2. a rare name for a Bulgarian
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Word Origin and History for bulgar



1759, "inhabitant of Bulgaria" (Bulgarian is attested from 1550s), from Medieval Latin Bulgarus (see Bulgaria).

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