Veddoid

noun
Ved·​doid | \ ˈve-ˌdȯid How to pronounce Veddoid (audio) \
plural Veddoids

Definition of Veddoid

: a member of a group of people of southern Asia formerly considered to constitute a race (see race entry 1 sense 1a) and classified according to physical traits (such as wavy to curly hair, brown skin tone, and slender body build)

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Veddoid adjective

First Known Use of Veddoid

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Veddoid

vedda + -oid entry 1

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“Veddoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Veddoid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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