[huhng-gair-ee-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Hungary.Compare Magyar.
  2. Also called Magyar. the language of Hungary, of the Uralic family of languages.

Origin of Hungarian

First recorded in 1545–55; Hungary + -an
Related formspro-Hun·gar·i·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Hun·gar·i·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hungarian

Contemporary Examples of hungarian

Historical Examples of hungarian

  • This woman was a Hungarian: she possessed a German official map.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • There was a little Hungarian Jew, an ardent follower of Matisse.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • It was through this little Hungarian that I made my first study of female life.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • He was wearing a Hungarian jacket and was rather well dressed for a manservant.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • They were ow only two or three days' march from the Hungarian plains.

British Dictionary definitions for hungarian


  1. the official language of Hungary, also spoken in Romania and elsewhere, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family and most closely related to the Ostyak and Vogul languages of NW Siberia
  2. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Hungary
  3. a Hungarian-speaking person who is not a citizen of Hungary
  1. of or relating to Hungary, its people, or their language
Compare Magyar
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