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Timorese

[tee-maw-reez, -rees]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Timor.
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noun, plural Ti·mo·rese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Timor.
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Origin of Timorese

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  • The Timorese are generally great thieves, but are not bloodthirsty.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace

  • In their excitable disposition, loud voices, and fearless demeanour, the Timorese closely resemble the people of New Guinea.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace

  • The Timorese of the interior are dusky brown or blackish, with bushy frizzled hair, and the long Papuan nose.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace

  • The people are like the Timorese with frizzly or wavy hair and of a coppery brown colour.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for timorese

Timorese

adjective
  1. of or relating to Timor or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Timor
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