Gentoo

noun

Gen·​too ˈjen-(ˌ)tü How to pronounce Gentoo (audio)
plural Gentoos
archaic
: hindu

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese gentio, literally, gentile, from Late Latin gentilis

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gentoo was in 1638

Dictionary Entries Near Gentoo

Cite this Entry

“Gentoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gentoo. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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