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Teuton

[toot-n, tyoot-n]
noun
  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.
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adjective
  1. Teutonic.
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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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Historical Examples of teuton

  • It is possible to note the difference in the character of the Celt and Teuton.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • The ship on the eastern wing of the Teuton line was in flames.

  • More than six hundred Teuton dead were counted after that engagement.

  • "I would haff to blow my brains out," was the reply of the Teuton.

  • It was in these conditions that the Teuton capacity for organization was manifested.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon


British Dictionary definitions for teuton

Teuton

noun
  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
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adjective
  1. Teutonic
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Word Origin for Teuton

C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin
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