Vietnamese

noun Viet·nam·ese \ vē-ˌet-nə-ˈmēz , ˌvyet- , ˌvē-ət- , ˌvēt- , -na- , -nä- , -ˈmēs \

Definition of Vietnamese

plural Vietnamese
1 : a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
2 : the language of the largest group in Vietnam and the official language of the country

Vietnamese

adjective

First Known Use of vietnamese

1947

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

VIETNAMESE Defined for Kids

1

Vietnamese

noun Viet·nam·ese \ vē-ˌet-nə-ˈmēz , ˌvē-ət- \

Definition of Vietnamese for Students

1 : a person born or living in Vietnam
2 : the language of the Vietnamese

2

Vietnamese

adjective

Definition of Vietnamese for Students

: of or relating to Vietnam, the Vietnamese people, or their language


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Vietnamese? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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