Origin of Creole
Examples from the Web for creole
The priest for the Creole ceremony was Father Marcel Saint Jean.
There was instead the very best and LaChanze proved how right it is that her name means “the Charmed One” in Creole.A 9/11 Widow’s Perfect ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Ground Zero Museum|Michael Daly|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some people label Creole food as “city food” and Cajun as “country food.”
Originating in New Orleans, Creole cuisine is the result of influences from the many nationalities who settled in the city.
Cajun food developed separately from Creole and has a longer history.
To it were attracted the adventurous spirits of the creole city.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot
"I wouldn't be a creole if I were not," she advised, still smiling.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
Texas, resenting the instability of Creole government, separated from the Mexican States after a devastating war.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock
Yes, our Creole 'we' does damage, and our Creole 'you' does more.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
Then every man in the regiment, Creole and backwoodsman, lay back to laugh.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for creole (1 of 2)
Word Origin for creole
British Dictionary definitions for creole (2 of 2)
- a native-born person of European, esp Spanish, ancestry
- a native-born person of mixed European and African ancestry who speaks a French or Spanish creole
- a native-born Black person as distinguished from one brought from Africa
Word Origin and History for creole
c.1600, from French créole (17c.), from Spanish criollo "person native to a locality," from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria "person (especially a servant) raised in one's house," from criar "to raise or bring up," from Latin creare "to produce, create" (see create).
The exact sense varies with local use. Originally with no connotation of color or race; Fowler (1926) writes: "Creole does not imply mixture of race, but denotes a person either of European or (now rarely) of negro descent born and naturalized in certain West Indian and American countries." In U.S. use, applied to descendants of French and Spanish settlers in Louisiana from at least 1792. Of languages, from 1879. As an adjective, from 1748.