Cam·​bo·​di·​an kam-ˈbō-dē-ən How to pronounce Cambodian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
Cambodian adjective

Examples of Cambodian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the few exceptions is when ordering Thai, Cambodian, Szechuan, or Indian food, because the aromatic and slightly sweet nature of Riesling acts as a perfect foil for the spiciness of these dishes. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 For decades, Cambodia has been dominated by the Cambodian People’s Party, whose longtime leader, Hun Sen, blocked independent media outlets and silenced Sochua and other critics of his regime with threats of violence. Jireh Deng, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 But upon arrival in July 2022, Chin and his wife, Lim Jin Yew, were trafficked through Thailand to a casino complex by the Cambodian seaside resort town of Sihanoukville. TIME, 21 Mar. 2024 Excerpted from Slow Noodles: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes by Chantha Nguon with Kim Green. Chantha Nguon, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Feb. 2024 At Downtown Magnets High School, Hero Khun is the son of Cambodian immigrants without college degrees who opened a doughnut shop in 2019. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Caged limbo Will Cambodian NHPs ever return to America? Erika Fry, Fortune, 27 Jan. 2024 While nearly 75% of Taiwanese Americans have a bachelor’s degree, the number is less than 20% for those who are Hmong, Cambodian, or Laotian. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 21 Nov. 2023 Making Thai omelets:A story about a humble egg recipe and my immigrant dad How to cook clams the Cambodian way Sambour plans to stir fry the clams with kroeung for a dish called cha kroeung leah. The Arizona Republic, 9 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cambodian was in 1663

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“Cambodian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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