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Mongol

[ mong-guhl, -gohl, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəl, -goʊl, ˈmɒn- /
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noun
a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) a person having Mongoloid characteristics.
any Mongolian language.
(often lowercase)Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome.
adjective
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Origin of Mongol

First recorded in 1610–20; from French mongal, ultimately from Mongolian Mongol, possibly from mong “brave”

OTHER WORDS FROM Mongol

non-Mongol, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Mongol (1 of 2)

mongol
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəl) /

noun
a formerly used and now highly offensive name for a person affected by Down's syndrome

British Dictionary definitions for Mongol (2 of 2)

Mongol
/ (ˈmɒŋɡɒl, əl) /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
the Mongolian language
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