variants or less commonly Uzbeg
: a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and adjacent regions of central Asia
: the Turkic language of the Uzbek people
Uzbek adjective
or less commonly Uzbeg

Examples of Uzbek in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moscow advertised for enlistment and accelerated citizenship in Uzbek, Tajik, and Kyrgyz languages in the past, according to the Associated Press. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 5 Jan. 2024 In the decades since, there have been hopeful signs for a post-Soviet revival, particularly in the growing Kazakh and Uzbek industries, which Abikeyeva estimates each release 60-80 feature films a year. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 11 Dec. 2023 An elderly Uzbek couple are forced by their children to accept unwanted life changes in this poetic portrayal of a family divided by the times. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Nov. 2023 Borscht, Uzbek pilaf and Georgian walnut chicken were too ordinary or regional. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 Based on newly available sources in many languages, including Persian, Tatar, and Uzbek, Eden’s innovative study explores the dynamics of Muslim life in this period. Jeff Eden, Foreign Affairs, 19 Apr. 2022 Feel free to go maximalist at the large Tashkent Supermarket, an Uzbek grocery store with an incredible buffet of delights like manti, chebureki and pelmeni. Nikita Richardson, New York Times, 13 June 2023 Prior to the sentence, Saipov spoke in Uzbek via a translator for nearly an hour about the history of Islam and offered a justification of his crimes, showing no indication of remorse. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, 17 May 2023 Young, female and Uyghur Another high-profile name this election season is 34-year-old Arfiya Eri, whose parents are Uyghur and Uzbek, and who has advocated for greater women’s rights and gender equality. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Uzbek was in 1616

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“Uzbek.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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