noun, plural Por·tu·guese.
Origin of Portuguese
Examples from the Web for portuguese
In 2008, the Portuguese police did clear the McCanns of any wrongdoing and closed the case.
In October 2013, the Portuguese police reopened the case in Portugal, paving the way for further investigations by Scotland Yard.
I still have the beautiful Portuguese wire cage that the love birds came in.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city was founded in 1471 as a base for Moroccans to fight off the invading Portuguese, who occupied the coastal areas.
The goal came off his tummy inside the Portuguese box, an apt way to score for a very gutsy player.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second arch covers the chapel of the Portuguese knights.The Overland Guide-book|James Barber
He said also that the Portuguese used to hang all the French or English they could lay hold of.
"Don't attach any value to what he says," the Portuguese whispered.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales|Hans Christian Andersen
He had served gallantly in the wars against the Portuguese, and had lost a leg in one of his numerous encounters with them.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
Curiously enough it was begun by Portuguese rather than Spanish settlers.The History of Cuba, vol. 2|Willis Fletcher Johnson
1610s, the language, or a resident, of Portugal; 1660s as an adjective, from Portuguese Portuguez (see Portugal + -ese). The ending was vulgarly mistaken for a plural in English, and false singular Portugee (1830) was formed (cf. Chinee from Chinese). For Portuguese man-of-war, see man-of-war.