plural Inuit ˈi-n(y)ü-wət How to pronounce Inuk (audio)
: a member of the Inuit people

Examples of Inuk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Positioned in the busy capital city, Inuk Hostel holds a spot in the calm area of Nuuk, allowing guests to take a break from the city and connect with the fjord and mountains. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Onstage, the singer often embraces traditional Inuk dress in contemporary ways. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2023 Executive producers: Inuk Silis Høegh, Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross, Aaju Peter. Crew: Director: Lin Alluna. Guy Lodge, Variety, 27 Apr. 2023 The untitled project will film in Nunavut and revolves around a young Inuk mother who wants to build a new future for herself. Amber Dowling, Variety, 30 Mar. 2023 The homegrown Indigenous series is set to film in the Canadian territory of Nunavut and will center on a young Inuk mother who wants to build a new future for herself in her small Arctic town, but comes up against everyone knowing her business. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Inuit inuk

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Inuk was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Inuk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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