Laotian

noun

1
: a native or inhabitant of Laos
also : lao sense 1
2
Laotian adjective

Examples of Laotian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thai plus Laotian equals something special at Padaek in Arlington Ceibo is a neighborhood draw that deploys a few fine-dining tricks, like sending out a gift from the kitchen once you’re seated. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 While nearly 75% of Taiwanese Americans have a bachelor’s degree, the number is less than 20% for those who are Hmong, Cambodian, or Laotian. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 21 Nov. 2023 For superb Laotian and other Southeast Asian food, go to Lao Lane Xang or Lao Lane Xang 2, which are across the street from each other. R.o. Kwon, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Nov. 2023 The Laotian Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 Neither China’s Foreign Ministry or the Laotian Embassy in Washington responded to a requests for comment. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2023 Data shows that 29% of Vietnamese, 18% of Laotian and 16% of Cambodian American adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher, compared to 54% of Asian Americans overall. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 30 June 2023 The Pew Study disaggregated ethnic data to show at the top end, Indians sat at 75% for college attainment rates while Bhutanese and Laotian were at 15% and 18%, respectively. Time, 29 June 2023 Papaya Tree offers a simple menu of Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese classics and is one of my favorite roving kitchens. Mara Severin | Eating Out, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably from French laotien, adjective & noun, from Lao

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Laotian was in 1847

Dictionary Entries Near Laotian

Cite this Entry

“Laotian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laotian. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Laotian

noun
1
: a person born or living in Laos
also : lao sense 1
2
Laotian adjective
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