Burmese

noun
Bur·​mese | \ ˌbər-ˈmēz How to pronounce Burmese (audio) , -ˈmēs \
plural Burmese

Definition of Burmese

1 : a native or inhabitant of Burma (Myanmar)
2 : the Tibeto-Burman language of the Burmese people
3 : any of a U.S.-developed breed of slender short-haired cats having gold eyes and a usually dark brown coat

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Burmese adjective

First Known Use of Burmese

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Burmese was in 1824

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Burma Road

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“Burmese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burmese. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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