[juh-nee-vuh n]


of or relating to Geneva, Switzerland.


a native or inhabitant of Geneva, Switzerland.
a Calvinist.

Origin of Genevan

First recorded in 1555–65; Genev(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Genevese (ˌdʒɛnɪˈviːz)


of, relating to, or characteristic of Geneva
of, adhering to, or relating to the teachings of Calvin or the Calvinists

noun plural -vans or -vese

a native or inhabitant of Geneva
a less common name for a CalvinistSee Calvinist
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