Korean

noun
Ko·​re·​an | \ kə-ˈrē-ən How to pronounce Korean (audio) , especially Southern (ˌ)kō- \

Definition of Korean

1 : a native or inhabitant of Korea
2 : the language of the Korean people

Other Words from Korean

Korean adjective

First Known Use of Korean

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Korean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Korean. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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Korean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Korean

: a person born, raised, or living in Korea : a person whose family is from Korea
: the language of the Korean people

Korean

noun
Ko·​re·​an | \ kə-ˈrē-ən How to pronounce Korean (audio) \

Kids Definition of Korean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person born or living in North Korea or South Korea
2 : the language of the Koreans

Korean

adjective

Kids Definition of Korean (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to North Korea or South Korea, the Korean people, or their language

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