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Lebanese

[ leb-uh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˌlɛb əˈniz, -ˈnis /
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adjective
of or relating to Lebanon or its people.
noun, plural Leb·a·nese.
a native or inhabitant of Lebanon.
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Origin of Lebanese

First recorded in 1915–20; Leban(on) + -ese

usage note for Lebanese

Lebanese is used as a plural noun (a candidate favored by the Lebanese ), but it's relatively rare as a singular noun (the candidate who is a Lebanese ).

OTHER WORDS FROM Lebanese

pro-Leb·a·nese, adjective, noun, plural pro-Leb·a·nese.

Words nearby Lebanese

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British Dictionary definitions for Lebanese

Lebanese
/ (ˌlɛbəˈniːz) /

adjective
of or relating to Lebanon or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
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