Rip·​u·​ar·​i·​an ˌri-pyə-ˈwer-ē-ən How to pronounce Ripuarian (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a group of Franks settling in the fourth century on the Rhine near Cologne

Word History


Medieval Latin Ripuarius

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ripuarian was in 1714

Dictionary Entries Near Ripuarian

Cite this Entry

“Ripuarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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