Mongol

[ mong-guh l, -gohl, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəl, -goʊl, ˈmɒn- /
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noun

a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
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; Mongoloid.

adjective


Related formsnon-Mon·gol, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mongols

mongol

/ (ˈmɒŋɡəl) /

noun

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

Mongol

/ (ˈmɒŋɡɒl, əl) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Mongolia, esp a nomad
the Mongolian language
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Word Origin and History for mongols

Mongol

1738 (n.); 1763 (adj.), native name, said to be from mong "brave."

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