- a member of a Germanic people or tribe first mentioned in the 4th century b.c. and supposed to have dwelt in Jutland.
- a native of Germany or a person of German origin.
Origin of Teuton
1720–30; < Latin Teutonī (plural) tribal name < Germanic
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Examples from the Web for teuton
It is possible to note the difference in the character of the Celt and Teuton.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
The ship on the eastern wing of the Teuton line was in flames.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
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
- 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
- a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp a German
C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin