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noun Por·tu·guese \ˈpȯr-chə-ˌgēz, -ˌgēs; ˌpȯr-chə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of Portuguese

  • : the language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

  • the Portuguese : the people of Portugal : Portuguese people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Portuguese

plural

Portuguese

  1. 1 a :  a native or inhabitant of Portugal b :  one who is of Portuguese descent

  2. 2 :  the Romance language of Portugal and Brazil

Portuguese

adjective

Examples of portuguese in a sentence

  1. She is teaching her son Portuguese.

  2. the customs of the Portuguese



Origin and Etymology of portuguese

Portuguese português, adjective & noun, from Portugal


First Known Use: 1534




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