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Portuguese

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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

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

  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

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Portuguese

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adjective Por·tu·guese \ˈpȯr-chə-ˌgēz\

Definition of Portuguese

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




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noun Por·tu·guese

Definition of Portuguese

plural Portuguese

  1. 1 :  a person born or living in Portugal

  2. 2 :  the language of Portugal and Brazil





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