ə-ˈze-rē How to pronounce Azeri (audio)

Examples of Azeri in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This hearty Azeri egg dish—which can be served in small pieces as an appetizer or side or cut into larger wedges as a main—is loaded with ground walnuts, onions, and eggplant, giving the meal a nutty, meaty consistency. Megan Zhang, Saveur, 21 Dec. 2023 Armenia says more than 200 people were killed and 400 wounded in last week’s Azeri operation. Reuters, NBC News, 25 Sep. 2023 The second-place finish in the La Troienne Stakes echoed her third-place finish in the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park in March. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, 6 May 2022 Harpies destroyed a number of Azeri air defence systems during the 2020 conflict. David Hambling, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 New York and Disco Tehran gifted me the privilege to connect with other cultures who celebrate Nowruz: Azeri, Kurdish, central Asian, and beyond. Caroline Newton, Bon Appétit, 18 Mar. 2022

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Word History


Turkish Azeri & Azerbaijani azäri, ultimately from Arabic ādhar-, short for Ādharbayjān Azerbaijan

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Azeri was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Azeri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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