Ne·​a·​pol·​i·​tan ˌnē-ə-ˈpä-lə-tən How to pronounce Neapolitan (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Naples, Italy
Neapolitan adjective

Word History


Middle English, from Latin neapolitanus of Naples, from Greek neapolitēs citizen of Naples, from Neapolis Naples

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Neapolitan was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Neapolitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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