Breton

noun
Bret·​on | \ ˈbre-tᵊn How to pronounce Breton (audio) \

Definition of Breton

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Brittany
2 : the Celtic language of the Breton people

Breton

biographical name
Bre·​ton | \ brə-ˈtōⁿ How to pronounce Breton (audio) \

Definition of Breton (Entry 2 of 2)

André 1896–1966 French surrealist poet

Other Words from Breton

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Breton adjective

First Known Use of Breton

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Breton

Noun

French, from Medieval Latin Briton-, Brito, from Latin, Briton

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“Breton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Breton. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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