Prussian

[ pruhsh-uh n ]
/ ˈprʌʃ ən /

adjective

of or relating to Prussia or its inhabitants.
characterized by, exemplifying, or resembling Prussianism.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Prussia.
(originally) one of a Lettic people formerly inhabiting territory along and near the coast at the southeastern corner of the Baltic Sea.
a Baltic language formerly spoken in Prussia; Old Prussian. Abbreviation: Pruss

Origin of Prussian

First recorded in 1555–65; Prussi(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Prussian

non-Prus·sian, noun, adjectivepro-Prus·sian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prussian

Prussian
/ (ˈprʌʃən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition

noun

a German native or inhabitant of Prussia
a member of a Baltic people formerly inhabiting the coastal area of the SE Baltic
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