noun, plural Gen·toos.

a Hindu.
any of the languages of those who practice the Hindu religion, especially Telugu.


of or relating to the Gentoos.

Origin of Gentoo

1630–40; < Portuguese gentio gentile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -toos

(sometimes not capital) archaic a Hindu, esp as distinguished from a Muslim

Word Origin for Gentoo

C17: from Portuguese gentio pagan (literally: Gentile)
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