Ber·​lin·​er (ˌ)bər-ˈli-nər How to pronounce Berliner (audio)
plural Berliners
: a native or inhabitant of Berlin, Germany
Raue is a native Berliner who grew up in the city's edgy Kreuzberg district, home to many Turkish immigrants.Kim Marcus

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Berliner was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Berliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ber·​li·​ner ˈbər-lə-nər How to pronounce Berliner (audio)
Emile 1851–1929 American (German-born) inventor
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