or Ju·go·slav

[ yoo-goh-slahv, -slav ]

  1. a native or inhabitant of the former country of Yugoslavia.

  2. a southern Slav; a member of the southern group of Slavic peoples.: Compare Slav.

  1. of or relating to the Yugoslavs.

Origin of Yugoslav

1850–55; earlier Jugo-Slav<German Jugoslawe<Serbo-Croatian Jugoslòvēn, Jugoslàvēn, equivalent to jȕg south + -o--o- + Slovēn, SlavēnSlav

Other words from Yugoslav

  • an·ti-Yu·go·slav, adjective, noun
  • pro-Yu·go·slav, noun, adjective

Words Nearby Yugoslav

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How to use Yugoslav in a sentence

  • It was at this time that in the other Yugoslav lands, to the west and north, there came a breath of wind from the Reformation.

  • Now Peter thought the moment had arrived for Jellačić to found at last an independent Yugoslav dominion.

  • According to the general opinion, Peter was the greatest Yugoslav that ever lived; as a ruler he was neither good nor bad.

  • These two brothers should set an example, renounce the name of Serb and Bulgar, and call themselves simply Yugoslav.

British Dictionary definitions for Yugoslav



/ (ˈjuːɡəʊˌslɑːv) /

  1. (formerly) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2)

  2. (not in technical use) another name for Serbo-Croat (def. 1)

  1. (formerly) of, relating to, or characteristic of Yugoslavia (sense 1 or 2) or its people

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