[ toot-n, tyoot-n ]
/ ˈtut n, ˈtyut n /


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

Related formsan·ti-Teu·ton, adjective, nounnon-Teu·ton, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for teuton


/ (ˈtjuːtən) /


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



Word Origin for Teuton

C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin

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