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  1. a member of the most westerly branch of the Slavs, comprising the Bohemians, or Czechs proper, and, sometimes, the Moravians.
  2. the language of Bohemia and Moravia, a Slavic language similar to Slovak.
  3. (loosely) Czechoslovak.
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  1. Also Czech·ish.
    1. of or relating to the former Czechoslovakia, its people, or their language.
    2. of or relating to the Czech Republic, its people, or their language.
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Related formsnon-Czech, adjective, nounpro-Czech, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of czechish

  • The names of the Czechish women patriots are on the lips of everybody.

    The Modern Woman's Rights Movement

    Kaethe Schirmacher

  • The German population is every year increasing, and the Czechish language is spoken within a narrower circle.

  • Most of the houses exhibit the Czechish style, which shuns height and dispenses with an upper story.

  • This Czechish heart centre of virile independence acted as a powerful magnet wherever their bands moved.

British Dictionary definitions for czechish


    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Czech Republic, its people, or its language
    2. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bohemia and Moravia, their people, or their language
    3. (loosely) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia or its people
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  1. 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
    1. a native or inhabitant of the Czech Republic
    2. a native or inhabitant of Bohemia or Moravia
    3. (loosely) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of the former Czechoslovakia
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Word Origin for Czech

C19: from Polish, from Czech Čech
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Word Origin and History for czechish


said to be from the name of an ancestral chief, but perhaps from a source akin to Czech četa "army."

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