- a native or inhabitant of the former country of Yugoslavia.
- a southern Slav; a member of the southern group of Slavic peoples.Compare Slav.
- of or relating to the Yugoslavs.
Origin of Yugoslav
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Examples from the Web for yugoslav
Twenty years on from the Yugoslav wars, the wounds and memories are still raw.
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And that does not take into account the western Banat and other Yugoslav territories.
Pribičević had told him that the whole of Istria, with Triest, should be Yugoslav.
But as this republic was not assisted by the Yugoslav Government it only lasted for a week.
But it was not the deal offered to the former Yugoslav republics.
Perhaps the Yugoslav Federation was not such a bad idea after all.
- (formerly) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2)
- (not in technical use) another name for Serbo-Croat (def. 1)
- (formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2) or its people
Word Origin and History for yugoslav
1853, from Slav + Serbo-Croatian jugo- "south," comb. form of jug "south, south wind, noon," from Old Church Slavonic jugu.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper