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Korean

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noun Ko·re·an \kə-ˈrē-ən, especially Southern (ˌ)kō-\

Simple Definition of Korean

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Korea : a person whose family is from Korea

  • : the language of the Korean people

Full Definition of Korean

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Korea

  2. 2 :  the language of the Korean people

Korean adjective

1600

First Known Use of korean

1600


KOREAN Defined for Kids

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Korean

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noun Ko·re·an \kə-ˈrē-ən\

Definition of Korean

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in North Korea or South Korea

  2. 2 :  the language of the Koreans




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adjective Ko·re·an

Definition of Korean

  1. :  of or relating to North Korea or South Korea, the Korean people, or their language





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