Balinese

noun

Ba·​li·​nese ˌbä-li-ˈnēz How to pronounce Balinese (audio)
ˌba-,
-ˈnēs
1
: a native or inhabitant of Bali
2
: any of a breed of slender long-haired cats that originated as a spontaneous mutation of the Siamese
Balinese adjective

Word History

Etymology

Dutch Balinees, from Bali island of Indonesia

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balinese was in 1820

Dictionary Entries Near Balinese

Cite this Entry

“Balinese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balinese. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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