Olympic

adjective

Olym·​pic ə-ˈlim-pik How to pronounce Olympic (audio)
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: of or relating to the Olympic Games

Examples of Olympic in a Sentence

She won an Olympic medal in diving.
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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Olympic was in 1590

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“Olympic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympic. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Olympic

adjective
Olym·​pic ə-ˈlim-pik How to pronounce Olympic (audio)
ō-
1
2
: of or relating to the Olympic Games
the U.S. Olympic team
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