Korean

[ kuh-ree-uhn, kaw-, koh- ]
/ kəˈri ən, kɔ-, koʊ- /

adjective

of or relating to Korea, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun

a native or inhabitant of South Korea or North Korea.
the language of South Korea or North Korea. Abbreviation: Kor

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Origin of Korean

First recorded in 1605–15; Kore(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Korean

pro-Ko·re·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Korean

Korean
/ (kəˈriːən) /

adjective

of or relating to Korea, its people, or their language

noun

a native or inhabitant of Korea
the official language of North and South Korea, considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages
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