Teuton

noun
Teu·​ton | \ ˈtü-tᵊn How to pronounce Teuton (audio) , ˈtyü-, -ˌtän\

Definition of Teuton

1 : a member of an ancient probably Germanic or Celtic people
2 : a member of a people speaking a language of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family especially : german

First Known Use of Teuton

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Teuton

Latin Teutoni, plural

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The first known use of Teuton was circa 1580

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