Nordic

adjective
Nor·​dic | \ ˈnȯr-dik How to pronounce Nordic (audio) \

Definition of Nordic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the Germanic peoples of northern Europe and especially of Scandinavia
2 : of or relating to a group or physical type characterized by tall stature, long head, light skin and hair, and blue eyes
3a : of or relating to competitive ski events involving cross-country racing, ski jumping, or biathlon — compare alpine
b : of, relating to, or being cross-country skiing

Nordic

noun

Definition of Nordic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native of northern Europe
2 : a person of Nordic physical type
3 : a member of the peoples of Scandinavia

First Known Use of Nordic

Adjective

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nordic

Adjective

French nordique, from nord north, from Old French north, from Old English

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“Nordic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nordic. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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Nordic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Nordic

: of or relating to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and sometimes Finland and Iceland, or to the people who live there

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