[toot-n, tyoot-n]
  1. a member of a Germanic people or tribe first mentioned in the 4th century b.c. and supposed to have dwelt in Jutland.
  2. a native of Germany or a person of German origin.
  1. Teutonic.

Origin of Teuton

1720–30; < Latin Teutonī (plural) tribal name < Germanic
Related formsan·ti-Teu·ton, adjective, nounnon-Teu·ton, noun, adjective
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  1. a member of an ancient Germanic people from Jutland who migrated to S Gaul in the 2nd century bc : annihilated by a Roman army in 102 bc
  2. a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp a German
  1. Teutonic

Word Origin for Teuton

C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin
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