[ 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.
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Origin of Teuton
1720–30; <Latin Teutonī (plural) tribal name <Germanic
OTHER WORDS FROM Teutonanti-Teuton, adjective, nounnon-Teuton, noun, adjective
Words nearby Teuton
, Teutoburger Wald
, Teutonic Order
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How to use Teuton in a sentence
Food, not glory, seems to be the supreme object of the Teuton's ambition.
But the Teuton left little impression on the alien culture, while Achæan and Celt leavened the whole mass.
Here, as in other respects, Celt and Teuton show an incompatibility and oppositeness which strongly suggest difference of origin.
The lofty Gothic spire shot up in the silver moonlight, and towered white and peaceful over fighting Gaul and Teuton.
British Dictionary definitions for Teuton
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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