ˈkrō-ˌat How to pronounce Croat (audio)
 also  ˈkrō(-ə)t
Croat adjective

Examples of Croat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 215 Ukrainians went to Turkey, and the foreign fighters — five British citizens, two Americans, a Moroccan, a Croat, and a Swede — flew to Saudi Arabia. Isobel Koshiw, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2023 Nine Ukrainians were among the dead tourists, along with four Romanians, three Germans, two Portuguese, one Croat and one South African. Colleen Barry and Giada Zampano The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 5 Oct. 2023 My instinct is that The Croat is not nuanced enough for Ivanek to be doing anything other than adding quirky dimension to what is basically the show’s latest Negan/Governor figure. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 June 2023 Ivanisevic, a Croat, has described a Balkan fighting spirit in Djokovic’s DNA that no one who has come from outside the region can match in the biggest matches. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 11 June 2023 In 2017, a former Bosnian Croat military chief died hours after apparently drinking poison during the final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal. CBS News, 13 Aug. 2022 The dramatic scene of the 72-year-old former commander of Bosnian Croat military forces lifting his trembling right hand to his mouth and drinking the liquid was streamed live on the court's website. Pan Pylas, Star Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 In most societies throughout history, the politics of identity was one of conflict: Protestants against Catholics, Serbs against Croats, peasants against noblemen. Michael Carpenter, Foreign Affairs, 5 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History


New Latin Croata, from Croatian & Serbian Hrvat

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Croat was in 1657

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“Croat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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ˈkrō-ˌat How to pronounce Croat (audio)
Croat adjective

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