Magyar

[mag-yahr, mahg-; Hungarian mo-dyor]
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noun

a member of the ethnic group, of the Finno-Ugric stock, that forms the predominant element of the population of Hungary.

adjective

of or relating to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.

Related formsnon-Mag·yar, noun, adjective
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Magyar

noun

plural -yars a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
the Hungarian language

adjective

of or relating to the Magyars or their language
sewing of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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Word Origin and History for magyars

Magyar

"a Hungarian," 1797, the people's native name. As an adjective by 1828.

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