Ta·​tar ˈtä-tər How to pronounce Tatar (audio)
: a member of any of a group of Turkic peoples found mainly in the Tatar Republic of Russia and parts of Siberia and central Asia
: any of the Turkic languages spoken by the Tatar peoples

Examples of Tatar in a Sentence

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Word History


Persian Tātār, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish Tatar Tatar

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tatar was in 1842

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“Tatar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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