Australoid

adjective

Aus·​tra·​loid ˈȯ-strə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Australoid (audio)
ˈä-
dated
: of or relating to a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Aboriginal Australian and Melanesian ancestry
Australoid noun

Word History

Etymology

Australia + English -oid

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Australoid was in 1856

Dictionary Entries Near Australoid

Cite this Entry

“Australoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Australoid. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Australoid

adjective
Aus·​tra·​loid ˈȯs-trə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce Australoid (audio)
ˈäs-
: of or relating to a human population group including the Australian aborigines and related peoples
Australoid noun
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