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  1. a member of a people, the chief inhabitants of Latvia, living on or near the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea; Latvian.
  2. Latvian(def 3).
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  1. Lettish.
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Historical Examples of lett

  • Lett walked in and the Idaho man had his gun up in a second.

    Policing the Plains

    R.G. MacBeth

  • No one knew just how it happened, but Lett sprang at the desperado.

  • There was a grapple and a fall, but when they got up Lett had the Idaho "gun" in his hand.

  • Spanish paper was to lett him know what Rout he was to Steer.

  • I cannot tell by your letter whether the mills, lett at 20l.

British Dictionary definitions for lett


  1. another name for a Latvian
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Word Origin and History for lett


1831, from German Lette, from Old High German liuti "people" (German Leute). The native name is Latvji (see Latvia). Related: Lettic; Lettish.

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