Berliner

noun
Ber·​lin·​er | \ (ˌ)bər-ˈli-nər How to pronounce Berliner (audio) \
plural Berliners

Definition of Berliner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Berliner

biographical name
Ber·​li·​ner | \ ˈbər-lə-nər How to pronounce Berliner (audio) \

Definition of Berliner (Entry 2 of 2)

Emile 1851–1929 American (German-born) inventor

First Known Use of Berliner

Noun

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Berliner was in 1830

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“Berliner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Berliner. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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