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noun Por·tu·guese \ˈpr-chə-ˌgēz, -ˌgēs; ˌpr-chə-ˈ\

: the language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

the Portuguese : the people of Portugal : Portuguese people

plural Portuguese

Full Definition of PORTUGUESE

1
a :  a native or inhabitant of Portugal
b :  one who is of Portuguese descent
2
:  the Romance language of Portugal and Brazil
Portuguese adjective
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Examples of PORTUGUESE

  1. She is teaching her son Portuguese.
  2. the customs of the Portuguese

Origin of PORTUGUESE

Portuguese português, adjective & noun, from Portugal
First Known Use: 1534
PORTUGUESE Defined for Kids

1Portuguese

adjective Por·tu·guese \ˈpr-chə-ˌgēz\

Definition of PORTUGUESE for Kids

:  of or relating to Portugal, its people, or the Portuguese language

2Portuguese

noun
plural Portuguese

Definition of PORTUGUESE for Kids

1
:  a person born or living in Portugal
2
:  the language of Portugal and Brazil
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