Mongol

noun
Mon·​gol | \ ˈmäŋ-gəl How to pronounce Mongol (audio) ; ˈmän-ˌgōl, ˈmäŋ- \
plural Mongols

Definition of Mongol

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of any of a group of traditionally pastoral peoples of Mongolia
3 : a member of a group of people formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) of humans having Asian ancestry and classified according to physical traits (such as the presence of an epicanthal fold)
4 or mongol, dated, now offensive : a person affected with Down syndrome

Mongol

adjective

Definition of Mongol (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or constituting Mongolia, the Mongolian People's Republic, the Mongols, or the Mongolian language
2 or mongol, dated, now offensive : of, relating to, or affected with Down syndrome

First Known Use of Mongol

Noun

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mongol

Noun

Mongolian mongγol

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“Mongol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongol. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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