Circassian

noun

Cir·​cas·​sian (ˌ)sər-ˈka-sh(ē-)ən How to pronounce Circassian (audio)
1
: a member of a group of peoples of the northwestern Caucasus
2
: the language of the Circassian peoples
Circassian adjective

Examples of Circassian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every Israeli over the age of 18 who is Jewish, Druze or Circassian must serve in the military, an institution that is deeply entrenched in many Israelis’ sense of identity and nationhood. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 26 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Circassia, region of the Caucasus

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Circassian was in 1555

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Cite this Entry

“Circassian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circassian. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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