[ sloh-vahk, -vak ]

  1. one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovakia.

  2. the language of Slovakia, a Slavic language closely related to Czech.

  1. of or relating to the Slovaks or Slovak.

Origin of Slovak

1820–30; <Slovak slovák, ultimately derivative of Slavic *slověninŭSlav

Words Nearby Slovak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Slovak in a sentence

  • Both Slovak and Austrian gas experts reported the flow of Russian gas dropping 20 to 25 percent.

    In Ukraine, Winter Is Coming | Anna Nemtsova | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The Pole, however, is more independent and progressive than the Slovak, his brother from the northeastern corner of Hungary.

    Our Foreigners | Samuel P. Orth
  • This is accounted for by the fact that the Hungarian Government rigorously censored Slovak publications.

    Our Foreigners | Samuel P. Orth
  • There is not uniform agreement among Slovak scholars with reference to the ethnic affinity of this people with the Bohemians.

  • There are few Slovak journalists who have not served terms in jail or whose newspapers have not been fined.

  • Nevertheless it was ordered that the church services must be in the Magyar and not in the Slovak language.

British Dictionary definitions for Slovak


/ (ˈsləʊvæk) /

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language

  1. the official language of Slovakia, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family. Slovak is closely related to Czech, they are mutually intelligible

  2. a native or inhabitant of Slovakia

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012