Papiamento

noun
Pa·​pia·​men·​to | \ ˌpä-pyə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Papiamento (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Papiamentu \ ˌpä-​pyə-​ˈmen-​(ˌ)tü How to pronounce Papiamento (audio) \

Definition of Papiamento

: a Spanish-based creole language of Netherlands Antilles

First Known Use of Papiamento

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Papiamento

Spanish, from Papiamento papya talk + -mentu -ment

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Papiamento

Time Traveler for Papiamento

Time Traveler

The first known use of Papiamento was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Papiamento

Paphos

Papiamento

papier collé

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Papiamento

Cite this Entry

“Papiamento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papiamento. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!