Mongol

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noun

Mon·​gol ˈmäŋ-gəl How to pronounce Mongol (audio)
ˈmän-ˌgōl,
ˈmäŋ-
plural Mongols
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: a member of any of a group of traditionally pastoral peoples of Mongolia
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: 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)
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or mongol dated, now offensive : a person affected with Down syndrome

Mongol

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adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Mongolian mongγol

First Known Use

Noun

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mongol was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Mongol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongol. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Mongol

noun
Mon·​gol ˈmäŋ-gəl How to pronounce Mongol (audio)
ˈmän-ˌgōl
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: a member of one of the peoples of Mongolia who traditionally raise livestock
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