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Bulgarian

[buhl-gair-ee-uh n, boo l-]
noun
  1. Also Bulgar. a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria.
  2. a Slavic language, the language of Bulgaria. Abbreviation: Bulg., Bulg
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Bulgaria, its people, or their language.
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Origin of Bulgarian

First recorded in 1545–55; Bulgari(a) + -an
Related formspro-Bul·gar·i·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Bul·gar·i·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of bulgarian

  • I strode up to the Bulgarian, who remained as motionless as a statue.

  • But before dealing with the Bulgarian of to-day we must look into his antecedents.

    Bulgaria

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  • But something of the Turk survives to this day in the character of the Bulgarian people.

    Bulgaria

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  • Once more the Bulgarian Empire was respected and feared abroad.

    Bulgaria

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  • In all about 12,000 Bulgarian people perished, mostly butchered in cold blood.

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British Dictionary definitions for bulgarian

Bulgarian

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bulgaria, its people, or their language
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noun
  1. the official language of Bulgaria, belonging to the S Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family
  2. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Bulgaria
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Word Origin and History for bulgarian

Bulgarian

n.

1550s, from Bulgaria + -ian.

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