[ soor-uh-nuh-meez, -mees ]
/ ˌsʊər ə nəˈmiz, -ˈmis /
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of or relating to Suriname or its inhabitants.
noun, plural Su·ri·na·mese.
a native or inhabitant of Suriname.
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Origin of Surinamese
First recorded in 1830–40; Surinam(e) + -ese
usage note for Surinamese
Surinamese is used as a plural noun (a candidate favored by the Surinamese ), but it's less common as a singular noun (the candidate who is a Surinamese ).
Words nearby Surinamese
suricate, surimi, Surinam, Surinam cherry, Suriname, Surinamese, Surinam toad, surjection, surjective, surly, surmise
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