[ chek ]
/ tʃɛk /
a member of the most westerly branch of the Slavs, comprising the Bohemians, or Czechs proper, and, sometimes, the Moravians.
the language of Bohemia and Moravia, a Slavic language similar to Slovak.
- of or relating to the former Czechoslovakia, its people, or their language.
- of or relating to the Czech Republic, its people, or their language.
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Definition for Czech (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for Czech
/ (tʃɛk) /
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Czech Republic, its people, or its language
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia and Moravia, their people, or their language
- (loosely) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia or its people
the official language of the Czech Republic, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family; also spoken in Slovakia. Czech and Slovak are closely related and mutually intelligible
- a native or inhabitant of the Czech Republic
- a native or inhabitant of Bohemia or Moravia
- (loosely) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of the former Czechoslovakia
Word Origin for Czech
C19: from Polish, from Czech Čech
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