noun, plural Laos [louz] /laʊz/, (especially collectively) Lao for 1.
  1. a member of a people of Laos and northern Thailand.
  2. the language of these people, belonging to the Thai group of languages. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lao


adjective, noun
  1. another name for Laotian


abbreviation for
  1. Laos (international car registration)
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