[ puhsh-toh ]
/ ˈpʌʃ toʊ /


an Indo-European, Iranian language that is the official language of Afghanistan and the chief vernacular of the eastern part of the nation.
Also Pushtu, Pushto.
Also called Afghan, Afghani.

Definition for pushto (2 of 2)


[ puhsh-too ]
/ ˈpʌʃ tu /


Also Push·to [puhsh-toh] /ˈpʌʃ toʊ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pushto

  • Pushtoo or Pushto, the language of the Afghans, said to be derived from the Zend, with admixtures from the neighbouring tribes.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for pushto (1 of 2)


Pushtu (ˈpʌʃtuː)

/ (ˈpʌʃtəʊ) /

noun, adjective

variant spellings of Pashto

British Dictionary definitions for pushto (2 of 2)


Pushto Pushtu

/ (ˈpʌʃtəʊ) /


a language of Afghanistan and NW Pakistan, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family: since 1936 the official language of Afghanistan
plural -to, -tos, -tu or -tus a speaker of the Pashto language; a Pathan


denoting or relating to this language or a speaker of it
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