Faroese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees]

Origin of Faroese

First recorded in 1850–55; Faroe (Islands) + -ese

Faeroese

or Far·o·ese

[fair-oh-eez, -ees]
noun, plural Faer·o·ese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Faeroe Islands.
  2. the Scandinavian language spoken there.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Faeroe Islands, its people, or their language.

Origin of Faeroese

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for faroese

Faroese

adjective, noun
  1. a variant spelling of Faeroese

Faeroese

Faroese

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
noun
  1. the chief language of the Faeroes, closely related to Icelandic, although they are not mutually intelligible
  2. plural -ese a native or inhabitant of the Faeroes
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