[mong-guh l, -gohl, mon-]
a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
(often lowercase) Pathology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person affected with Down syndrome; Mongoloid.
Related formsnon-Mon·gol, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of mongols
The Ming dynasty inherited the work of the Mongols and consolidated it.
Both the Soyots and Mongols consider this a terrible and sacred lake.
The Mongols, however, are nomads, and their villages are always on the move.
The Mongols led us into the monastery, where the Hutuktu immediately received me.
This is one of the reasons for his great influence over the Mongols.
British Dictionary definitions for mongols
a formerly used and now highly offensive name for a person affected by Down's syndrome
a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
the Mongolian language
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Word Origin and History for mongols
1738 (n.); 1763 (adj.), native name, said to be from mong "brave."
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