Kurd·​ish ˈku̇r-dish How to pronounce Kurdish (audio) ˈkər- How to pronounce Kurdish (audio)
: the Iranian language of the Kurds

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kurdish was in 1813

Dictionary Entries Near Kurdish

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“Kurdish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kurdish. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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