Manchu

noun

Man·​chu ˈman-(ˌ)chü How to pronounce Manchu (audio)
man-ˈ
plural Manchu or Manchus
1
: a member of an indigenous people of Manchuria who conquered China and established a dynasty there in 1644
2
: the Tungusic language of the Manchu people
Manchu adjective

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Manchu manju, a self-designation

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Manchu was in 1697

Dictionary Entries Near Manchu

Cite this Entry

“Manchu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manchu. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Manchu

noun

Man·​chu ˈman-chü How to pronounce Manchu (audio)
man-ˈchü
1
: a member of the native people of Manchuria who conquered China in 1644
2
: the language of the Manchu people
Manchu adjective
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